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Blast at Central Ammunition Depot: labour contractor held

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A labour contractor, who was absconding following an explosion near a Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) in Maharashtra's district, has been arrested, police said.

(40), resident of Pulgaon, was arrested late Saturday night near the in town, an said.

Chandak had allegedly supplied labourers for disposal of ammunition at the at in district, said of station.

An explosion during unloading of ammunition boxes killed six persons and injured 12 on November 20. Among the deceased, five were contractual workers.

The said that probe revealed that the workers provided by Chandok were unskilled, and inappropriate handling of ammunition boxes led to the mishap.

A case under IPC section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) was registered against Chandok on the same day and since then he was absconding, said Thakur.

He will be produced before a local court, the added.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 17:00 IST