The Hadapsar Police have charged four people and detained the owner of a godown in Manjari with negligence after a six LPG cylinder explosion inside the storage facility on Sunday left two of his workers seriously injured. Sumit Sunil Ghule (40), a resident of Vrundavan Society in Manjari, has been identified as the owner, while the co-accused have been named as Ramesh Kurumkar, Premram Sher, and Sairam Satav.
The accused were charged under IPC sections 420, 285, 286, 338, 337, and 34.
Ghule was accused of storing LPG cylinders beyond capacity during Ramesh’s operation. Premram and Sairam caused a ruckus by illegally transferring gas from one cylinder to another, leading to a cylinder explosion injuring them.
During investigation, it was revealed that Ghule did not have a valid license from the authorities and was transporting cylinders in violation of the instructions. As many as six LPG cylinders exploded in a collapse in Manjari on Sunday night.
Preliminary assessment by Hadapsar fire brigade and police showed that LPG cylinders were illegally stored at the depot.
(source – Hindustan Times)