Six monitoring panel members held in Ranipet tannery deaths

 Six monitoring committee members of a company that operated a common effluent treatment plant in an industrial estate in Ranipet have been arrested in connection with the January 31 death of ten tannery workers, who drowned in sludge from the plant following a wall breach.

Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for dead labourers

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a compensation of Rs two lakh to the next of kin of the nine labourers of the state, who were killed when an effluent tank at a tannery in Vellore collapsed, a senior police officer said on Saturday.

Tannery owned by SP MLA sealed after midnight raid

A tannery allegedly owned by a ruling Samajwadi Party MLA has been sealed following a raid when it was found that the unit was engaged in production despite a ban.