Explosive substances were illegally stored in the three-storied building near the crowded bus stand in Jhabua district’s Petlawadand triggered a massive blast killed 89 people on Saturday and the remaining ruins of the building have been completely demolished by the officials. The man who stored the explosives in the building has been missing. Even his family and relatives are also missing. police said they have launched a manhunt with Rs 1 lakh as reward for Rajendra Kaswa, who had allegedly stored mining gelatin sticks in the shop. Whatever was left of the building was pulled down on Sunday in search of survivors.
Now this incident has led to a political controversy opposition Congress alleging that the Madhya Pradesh government had “gone soft” on Kaswa since he was a member of the BJP affiliated local traders’ body and a former RSS member. The BJP responded by denying that Kaswa was associated with the party and accused that the Congress was “playing politics over dead bodies”.
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