Vizag gas leak: Police arrest LG Polymers CEO, 8 officials for incident that killed 12 people on 7 May

The arrests were made a day after after a govt-appointed committee probing the incident, submitted its report to Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Press Trust of India July 07, 2020 22:28:58 IST
Vizag gas leak: Police arrest LG Polymers CEO, 8 officials for incident that killed 12 people on 7 May

Visakhapatnam: Police on Tuesday night arrested the CEO and two directors besides eight other officials of LG Polymers in connection with the styrene vapour leak incident in which 12 people were killed and 585 fell sick on 7 May.

Visakhapatnam city Commissioner of Police RK Meena gave this information to PTI over the phone.

The arrests were made a day after the high-power committee, appointed by the state government to probe the vapour leak, submitted its report to Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, blaming multiple inadequacies on part of LG and slackness of management over poor safety protocols and total breakdown of the emergency response procedures in the plant that resulted in the tragedy.

The Gopalapatnam police registered a case on 7 May against LG Polymers at RR Venkatapuram, under various IPC Sections including 278 (making atmosphere noxious to health).

Exactly two months later, the arrests were made.

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