Chikkaballapura (Karnataka), Feb. 24 -- : Karnataka Mines and Geology Minister Murugesh Nirani on Tuesday inspected the blast site at Hirenagavalli in Chikkaballapura. The Minister collected information from the officials and instructed them to find out illegal hoarding of explosives in stone quarries and mining areas.

He said that the state government will take all the necessary precautions so that such incidents do not reoccur.

Addressing the reporters after inspecting the blast site, Nirani warned of tough action against the culprits.

"Tough action will be taken against those found using explosives without the government's permission. A license from government is mandatory to use explosives. Criminal cases will be filed against those ...