Three Top Chinese Officers Arrested For BALCO Mishap
Three top Chinese officials were arrested on Monday in connection with the BALCO mishap which claimed over 40 lives last September.
Three officials of M/s Sepco Company - Project Manager U Chunan and civil engineers Lu Gukan and Wan Wang were arrested under IPC Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons means), police said.
The Sepco officials were produced before a local court in Korba which remanded them in judicial custody for seven days, SP Ratanlal Dangi said.
Around 80 Sepco officials had come from China to install the chimney in the Balco company, Dangi said.
Police had earlier arrested four persons including three top BALCO officials - company's vice president Viral Mehta, additional general manager, Deepak Narang and engineer Atul Mahapatra and GDCL Project Manager Manoj Sharma. There are likely to be some more arrests, police sources said.
In September a chimney in the 1,200-MW power plant of Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (Balco) collapsed, leading to the death of at least 40 labourers. Around 300 labourers were working at that time. PTI