"A case against Federal Mogul Bearings India Ltd has been registered for alleged negligence in leakage of ammonia gas from its plant Saturday," investigating officer Raghubir Singh told IANS.
He said investigations have been initiated under Section 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code.
The industrial unit is located on the Shimla-Kalka National Highway-21, some 80 km from here.
Panic triggered in the area with the leakage of the gas.
State pollution panel's executive engineer Deepak Aggarwal said major industrial disaster was averted due to moist weather conditions.
The plant, belonging to the Anand Group, is one of India's leading automotive component companies.
--IANS (Posted on 12-08-2013)