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Safai karamcharis body directs DM to pay Rs 10 Lakh ex-gratia to kin of Delhi sewer victims

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Wednesday directed (west) to give a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of each of the five people dead due to asphyxiation while cleaning a at a housing complex in Nagar area in Delhi, officials said.

The incident happened on Sunday at Capital Green Apartments.

The commission has sought registration of a case of death caused by negligence under provisions of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013 and under sections of IPC against DLF, service managing firm JLL, and the

The commission asked police to make arrests accordingly.

A team of the commission visited the spot Monday and had a discussion with the chief secretary, (west), DCP and other police officers, officers from Municipal Corporation (west) and Jal Board.

representatives informed the visiting commission team that the will take care of the families affected.

of police (west) said an FIR has been registered under section 304A at Nagar police station and the process is on to identify people responsible for the deaths.

"On the basis of the discussion, the commission has noticed that the cleaning of sewage treatment plant of the Capital Greens was taken up without safety equipment, supervisory team, ambulance with doctor etc, which shows a clear violation of the provision of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013 and also the judgment dated March 27, 2014," the statement said.

This matter will be taken up with the concerned departments for solution of "non-stop sewer deaths" in and action against the agencies that violate Act, it said.

A 32-year-old supervisor, working with was arrested Monday for alleged negligence into the case.

The has ordered a probe into the matter, while the has sought a report from the and the police commissioner.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 20:30 IST
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