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Raigad factory fire: Senior official of Blue Jet Healthcare pharma firm booked for culpable homicide

In the aftermath of the devastating fire at Blue Jet Healthcare's pharmaceutical factory in Maharashtra's Raigad district, a senior official has been booked for alleged culpable homicide, following the tragic death of 11 persons. The arrest of the senior official, who was responsible for the plant's maintenance, was made three days ago, and two others have also been named in connection with the case.

The fire, which erupted at the company's plant at Mahad MIDC, located 170 km from Mumbai, on November 3, resulted in the loss of 11 lives, with seven others sustaining injuries. Acting on a complaint filed by one of the injured laborers, the police registered a First Information Report (FIR) under sections 304 (culpable homicide but not amounting to murder), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code.

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