J&K: Speaker directs govt to conduct safety audit of all army ammunition depots


Army ammunition, Jammu&Kashmir govt., saftey audit Keeping in view the incident in Maharashtra’s Pulgaon, Kavinder Gupta, assembly speaker J&K seek safety audit for army ammunition depots.

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta on Wednesday directed the state government to take steps for conducting a safety audit of all army ammunition depots in the state in order to avoid a repeat of the fire incident in Maharashtra’s Pulgaon that left 18 dead.

“Government, keeping in view the incident of fire in an ammunition depot in Maharashtra, should take steps to prevent such an incident by conducting safety audit of ammunition depots in the state,” Gupta said.

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The issue was raised by National Congress MLA Devender Rana soon after the Question Hour ended. He demanded that the speaker direct the government to approach the army for getting a safety audit of all ammunition depots in the state. Initially, the speaker refused to intervene in the matter.

Rana said no one from the government was paying attention to the issue raised by him. “Nobody listened to what I said. You (government) will wake up when people will die,” he said. Eighteen people were killed when a massive fire…

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