12 Arrested Including CEO And Directors of LG Polymers in Vizag Gas Leak Case

Visakhapatnam : Visakhapatnam police on Tuesday night arrested the CEO and two directors of LG Polymers in connection with the styrene vapour leak incident in which 12 persons were killed and 585 fell sick on May 7.

Visakhapatnam city Commissioner of Police R K Meena said over phone that at least eight other officials of the company were also arrested in connection with the case.

The arrests were made a day after the High-Power Committee, appointed by the state government to probe the vapour leak, submitted its report to Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, blaming multiple inadequacies on part of LG and slackness of management over poor safety protocols and total breakdown of the emergency response procedures in the plant that resulted in the grave tragedy.

The Gopalapatnam police registered a case on May 7 against LG Polymers at R R Venkatapuram, under Sections 278, 284, 285, 337, 338, 304-II of IPC.

Exactly two months later, the arrests were made.

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