Surat (Gujarat), January 8 (Agency). Police arrested four people on various charges, including manslaughter not equivalent to murder, including illegal dumping of chemical waste, following the death of six workers in an industrial area of Surat due to toxic fumes emanating from a tanker truck. An official provided this information on Saturday. In Surat district, on January 6, six workers died and another 22 were hospitalized due to toxic fumes from a chemical tanker truck kept near a factory. The incident took place in the Sachin Industrial Area and workers were at a dyeing factory located there at the time of the incident.
Two hauliers, a bank employee and a garage owner were among the four arrested on Friday, a crime branch official said. He said that the Surat crime branch, with the help of Vadodara and Bharuch police, arrested the accused. Carrier and company associate, Ashish Gupta, had provided industrial chemical waste to two other people, Jaiprap Tomar and Yadav, for disposal, the official said.
Another person, identified as Premsagar Gupta, was with Tomar and Yadav on the oil tanker held in the GIDC area of Sachin, the official said. Tomar works in the credit department of a financial bank, while Yadav runs a garage, said the official.
Sachin Police Station GIDC against unidentified persons Section 304 (punishment for manslaughter) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), negligent act endangering human life (336, 337 and 338), polluting, use of poisonous substances (284) , intentionally contaminating any public water reservoir (277), making the environment harmful to health (278), criminal conspiracy (120) (b) and related to the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 An FIR was registered in sections.
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