Meerut firecracker factory blast: Police have arrested Gaurav Gupta, the main culprit in the illegal firecracker factory blast in which five employees were killed. Police claimed that the Tai pellets were manufactured in a plastic factory. The explosion was caused by chemicals stored for this purpose. Police said he worked in a plastic factory manufacturing Tai Gun pellets.

Jagran correspondent, Meerut. Police have arrested Gaurav Gupta, the main culprit in the explosion at an illegal firecracker factory in which five employees were killed. Police claimed that the Tai pellets were manufactured in a plastic factory. The explosion was caused by chemicals stored for this purpose.

The family members of the deceased, who came from Bihar, claim that Gaurav Gupta was forcibly making firecrackers. The employees also informed the family members about the incident over phone. When he was released from work, he was threatened with being sent to jail on theft charges. He demanded the harshest punishment for Gaurav.

Late at night the family members sat on the road demanding compensation. After the jam, the police used batons to disperse it. However, it was later reported that the compensation process has been started. They will get the compensation amount soon. The detained people were released. Sanjay Gupta has a three-storey house in Lohia Nagar.

Its lease was given to Gaurav Gupta, Udayraj and Alok Rastogi. Gaurav makes crackers illegally under the guise of a plastic factory. The entire building collapsed due to the explosion that occurred on Tuesday morning. Five laborers from Bhojpur (Bihar) died in the explosion. His family members reached here on Thursday to collect the dead body. The government assured to bear the expenses of taking the body to Bihar and the police assured to bear the expenses of the last rites.

Police officer Amit Rai said that during interrogation, Gaurav told Tai that he had made the pills. This explosion was caused by the chemicals used in it. However, the police did not believe Gaurav’s story. He is under interrogation. Police is conducting raids in search of building owner Sanjay Gupta.