A full scale enquiry into Tuesday’s massive deadly explosion at Cul de Sac has been urged by a former top law enforcement official.
“I think there is need for a full scale enquiry -not just an investigation to determine whether people are culpable or things of that sort, but a general enquiry to get to the bottom of this lest it occurs again,” the official told the Times.
While asserting that people need to beware of making statements that would prejudice any investigation, the official referred to reports that dynamite stored at the site caused the explosion.
He said if the reports are true, then the question of why explosives were stored on the compound of a private company has to be answered.
The official told the Times that according to the Explosives Ordinance, dynamite needs to be stored at the government bunker under the watch of the police.
“Was it there illegally, or did someone give permission for it to be there?” He told the Times.
The enforcement official said a full enquiry should determine if permission was given and whether safety protocols were observed.
The official disclosed that the normal procedure when companies want to use explosives is that an application has to be made to the ministry responsible for infrastructure.
He said when the explosives get here they have to be stored at the government bunker.