Travel ban on LG Chem employees lifted by Indian courtAn Indian court has lifted the travel ban on a group of employees of LG Chem, more than a month after they arrived here to deal with the aftermath of a deadly gas leak at its plant.
The Delhi High Court accepted the request by the chemical company to allow for the departure of the eight employees, Indian officials and the company said. The court, however, said LG Chem officials need to appear in a court if summoned.
The team, led by Noh Kug-lae, president of the petrochemicals business, may soon leave for Seoul.
The LG Chem officials were blocked by Indian police on May 26 when they were preparing to leave for Seoul at Visakhapatnam in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Local police and provincial government officials did not provide any reason for stopping their departure.
The eight officials arrived in India on May 13 to determine the cause of the gas leak at LG Polymers India that killed 12 people and sickened more than 1,000 in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on May 7.
LG Polymers India, wholly owned by LG Chem, has created a special task force to help victims and families resolve any related issues and provide assistance to the bereaved families.
The LG Polymers plant, which LG Chem acquired from Hindustan Polymers in 1996, produces a wide range of polystyrene, including engineering plastic, an industrial raw material for automobiles and electronic parts.