MP sets up SIT to probe Jhabua incident

MP sets up SIT to probe Jhabua incident

MP sets up SIT to probe Jhabua incident

Normalcy has returned to Petlawad town in Jhabua district barely 48 hours after a blast that killed 89 people and injured more than 100 people.

The Madhya Pradesh government on Monday announced a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to enquire into the Petlawad incident.

“I'm not afraid, it's just a accident," Aslam Babu Bhai Bhagwan of village Baminya said pointing to the bandage on his head and arm. “I will continue to sell vegetables from my thela (had cart) in front of the shop where the explosion took place,” said Aslam, is undergoing treatment in the Petlawad Primary Helath Centre after he was injured in the Saturday explosion.

Jhabua Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Seema Alawa said people on Monday were busy with their normal activities.

A trader at the Petlawad, Mohan Kumar Rathore, also said that normal activities had resumed in the area. “As you can see, normalcy has returned but we are still scared of the unknown,” he said.

A steady stream of people have been arriving near the explosion site to see the impact of the massive explosion and damage caused by it.

In one another related development, the state government constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate into the incident.

“A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to enquire into the Petlawad incident,” Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told media persons here on Monday.

On second consecutive day, Chouhan reached Petlawad in a helicopter. He visited villages belonging to deceased and injured and console their family members.

On Saturday, Chouhan had met the people injured met the injured in the Petlawad community health centre and met kin of the people who died in the gruesome in Petlawad town.

The State government has also removed Petlawad SDM and SDOP and orders were issued to change entire staff of Petlawad police station with immediate effects.

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