The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) have demanded a full report from the government of Odisha regarding the tragedy and the mishap that occurred at JSW BPSL Plant. The mishap had resulted in the death by burning of four labourers in the plant. Thepanel has also demanded a comprehensive detailed report from the Chief Secretary and DGP, Odisha on the action taken within 15 days of receipt of the notice.
“The Commission has decided to investigate/inquire into the matter in pursuance of the power conferred upon it under Article 388A of the Constitution of India. You are hereby requested to submit the facts and information on the action taken on the allegations/matters to the undersigned within 15 days of receipt of the notice,” read the notice issued on Wednesday.
According to sources, four labourers namely Karan Oram, Nilamani Oram, Anjan Oram and Ashok Dhurua, all residents of Titeimal village under Bhalaida panchayat of Jharsuguda district had suffered burn injuries of varying degrees in a mishap in the panel on March 11.
Recently, Odisha BJP secretary Tankadhar Tripathy had alleged that the company has not yet provided any compensation to the four contractual labourers who have sustained burn injuries while performing their duty in the plant.
Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times
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