Shivraj Singh Chouhan orders judicial probe into Petlawad explosion
Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh: Chief Minister of the central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan today inspected the spot at Petlawad in Jhabua district where an explosion triggered by gelatin sticks stored at a house yesterday claimed more than 100 lives.
The Chief Minister has ordered a judicial probe into this incident. The sub-divisional magistrate and SDOP have been removed and the entire police station staff of the area is also being changed.
The Chief Minister announced that the kin of the deceased will be given Rs. 5 lakh each and shall be provided jobs on eligibility basis. Taking a stern posture he said that the accused will not be spared in any case. He also announced a Rs. one lakh reward for any one giving a tip-off in this case.
The Chief Minister went to the Petlawad community health centre and met the injured. He assured the families of the injured that the state government will bear their treatment expenses both within and outside the state.
The Chief Minister also visited the crematorium where the bodies of the blast victims were being consigned to flames and paid tributes to the deceased.
The Chief Minister will visit Petlawad again on Monday morning and go to several villages to console the bereaved families.