Kanpur (UP): The Anti-Terrorist Squad has
collected samples from the staff quarters of a government
primary health centre where an explosion killed four persons
yesterday, police said on Friday.
DIG, Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), Rajiv Sabbarwal and his
team visited the staff quarters belonging to a ward boy Rajesh
Gautam and collected vital clues from the blast site,
Inspector General of Police, Kanpur, G L Meena said.
The ATS will submit a report to the state administration
on the cause of the blast. They are investigating if the blast
occurred due to illegally stored crackers or some other
reasons, Meena said.
Two police teams have been sent to neighbouring Fatehgarh
and Fatehpur districts in search of Gautam, who ran away after
the blast yesterday, he said, adding that police is trying to
ascertain if some other people were also involved in the
illegal manufacturing of crackers.
A case has been registered against Gautam, DIG, Kanpur,
Prem Prakash said.
Four persons, including a woman, were killed when a
two-storey residential building at the premises of a
government primary health centre collapsed after the blast
Two people were seriously injured in the incident and are
stated to be in a critical condition in Hallett hospital here.