Work came to a total standstill for the second day at the Assam Gas Cracker Project, as one person died in firing. On Friday, one worker died after personnel of the CISF opened fire to subdue a stone pelting crowd of project labourers, while four others were seriously injured. Assam Gas Cracker Project is a Rs 10,000 crore undertaking of Brahmaputra Cracker & Polymer Limited (BCPL) at Lepetkata. BCPL is a joint venture of GAIL, ONGC, Oil India Limited, Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and Assam government
A magisterial inquiry has been ordered today into the firing incident. A compensation of Rs two lakh would also be paid to the next of kin of the person killed and job provided to one member of the victim's family in the project.