Punjab CM orders magisterial probe into Ludhiana roof collapse

Announces Rs 2 lakh compensation each for the families of the deceased

Punjab CM orders magisterial probe into Ludhiana roof collapse

NDRF team during the rescue operation. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 5

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered a magisterial probe into the circumstances leading to the roof collapse of a factory in Baba Mukand Singh Nagar, Daba road, Ludhiana, which claimed four lives and left nine others injured.

The chief minister, while expressing grief over the loss of lives, announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakhs each to the kin of the deceased, besides directing the district administration to ensure free and prompt treatment to the injured.

According to a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s officer the magisterial inquiry would be conducted by Divisional Commissioner Patiala and he has been directed to submit his report within two weeks. The chief minister made it clear that strict action would be taken against anyone found guilty of negligence, which had cost four precious lives.

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