MURUGESH NIRANI EXPRESSES SHOCK OVER CHIKKABALLAPUR BLAST, SAYS ACCUSED WILL NOT BE SPARED
• Nirani expresses shock over Chikkaballapur blast, offers condolences
• Minister promises to take stern action against the culprits
• Nirani to visit the blast site this evening
New Delhi, February 23: Mines and Geology Minister Murugesh R Nirani has expressed shock over the tragic incident at Hirenagavalli in Chikkaballapur where six people died in gelatin sticks blast. The minister offered condolences to the families of victims and assured all the assistance to the family members of the victims and the injured.
The minister said he was deeply hurt by the tragic incident which occurred weeks after the Shivamogga blast. “Saddening by the tragic incident at Hirenagavalli in Chikkaballapur where six people lost their lives due to gelatin sticks blast. It’s a very unfortunate incident. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured. The government will extend all the assistance to the families of victims and the injured person”, Nirani said.
Assuring action against the culprits, Nirani said that the government will conduct a thorough probe and take action against the culprits responsible for the blast. “I have learnt from the officials that the explosives were stored before the Shivamogga blast. The culprits will not be spared no matter how much influence they wield. I’m in Delhi due to some official and personal work. I will visit the spot soon after landing in Bengaluru this evening. Ministers Basavaraj Bommai, Dr Sudhakar, DC, SP and our department officials have inspected the spot and assessing the situation”, Nirani added.
Murugesh Nirani reiterated the importance of training skilled workers and creation of mining school to avoid such tragedies.