Cylinder blasts in Panchkula : FIR against illegal supply of gas cylinder

Sukhwinder Singh, Sector-10 police in-charge said the owners of House No 702, where the blast had taken place last Wednesday, did not have a legal Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) connection.

Despite that the workers associated with a private gas agency supplied the cylinder to the house, and this cylinder blasted, resulting in loss of lives and property.

“We have registered the case under Section 304A (death due to negligence) and transferred the investigation to the crime branch,” he said. The police are suspecting that blasted cylinder was leaking but the workers, who supplied it, did not attend to the complaint in due course of time.

“When Ajit and his family went for Diwali shopping, they kept the cylinder inside a store room that blasted after gas accumulated inside the house,” said sources. However, Sukhwinder Singh added that nothing could be said with certainty at this stage. He said the testimony of the wife of deceased Ajit Chaudhary, owner of the house, will be vital in their investigation.

“Since she was not in position to record her statement, the police have lodged FIR against unknown persons. She will be contacted soon,” he said.

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