Prosecution Objects Anticipatory Bail To Co Officials
Four officials of Zuari Indian Oil Tanking Ltd., four of the K M Constructions and one of National Highway Authority of India had moved for anticipatory bail after cases were filed against their companies for the fire.
Opposing the bail applications, Public Prosecutor Subhash Desai asserted that the officials had knowledge about the damage to the pipeline and that it could cause damage to life and property and yet took no corrective measures and on the contrary pumped naphtha gas through the pipeline.
Besides, he also pointed out that the mandatory permission from the Collector to carry out excavation work in the vicinity of the pipeline was not sought.
The advocates representing the officials of ZIOTL argued that police had not made out a case for custodial interrogation of the officials and therefore pleaded that anticipatory bail be granted.
The advocate representing KM Constructions officials pointed out that his clients had stopped all work on 8th August after they discovered the pipeline and hence were not responsible for the fire.
The order on the anticipatory bail application will be pronounced on Monday.