Missing Explosives: RECL says it did not flout supply rules
Industrial explosives manufacturer RECL, said it did not flout any rules and abided by the laws in supplying explosives to companies.
Jaipur: Industrial explosives manufacturer
RECL, which is in the midst of a controversy after several
trucks carrying explosives to Madhya Pradesh went missing
midway, today said it did not flout any rules and abided by
the laws in supplying explosives to companies.
"We did everything as per the India Explosive Rules 2008
and are in possession of the copies of all the relevant and
required documents. We had no malafide intension," T K Sinha,
GM (Marketing) of Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Limited
(RECL) said at a press conference here.
Refuting allegations that RECL had supplied explosives to
dealers in Madhya Pradesh (Ganesh Explosives and Sangam
Explosives) whose licences had expired on March 31, 2010, he
said that the company had sold its products only to valid
licence holders issued by the government.
"As per clause 5 Rule 112 of the Indian Explosive
Rules, if a licencee applies for renewal in prescribed manner
before expiry of licence, his licence is deemed to be valid
and in force until intimation of refusal is communicated to
He said that in both the cases, the parties had paid
renewal fee on time and, therefore, as per the provisions they
were in possession of valid licenses.
As many as 61 trucks are believed laden with detonators
and gelatin sticks are believed to have gone missing on their
way to two dealers in Madhya Pradesh, sending the
administration and cops in a tizzy.
Sinha, however, said that only 22 trucks and not 61
trucks, as reported in the media, were involved in supplying
372.5 metric tonne goods in 58 consignments to Ganesh
Explosives between April to June this year.
He further claimed that only 27 trucks carried 499.25
MT goods from RECL-Dholpur for Sangam Explosives, and denied
that 103 trucks were involved in supplying products to Sangam
When asked how the trucks went missing when all the
systems were in place, he said, "We have certain process of
supply. Police is informed after explosive laden vans leave
for destinations. In these cases, the explosive was not
delivered where it was to in MP and police started
Several trucks of explosives sent from the factory had
gone missing on their way to Sagar district in Madhya Pradesh
and came to light early this month.
MP police is investigating the matter and made a fresh
arrest in this case, yesterday.