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Sewer deaths: Delhi BJP chief demands registration of case against CM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP's unit mounted attack on the ruling on Tuesday over the deaths of five labourers while cleaning sewer in Moti Nagar, and demanded registration of "murder case" against the guilty.

BJP Manoj Tiwari, accompanied by for and Hansraj Hans, visited Green Apartments in west Delhi's area where the labourers died while cleaning a septic tank on Sunday.

A BJP statement quoted Jhala and Hans as having said that the (DJB) and executive officer will be summoned by the Commission in the matter. Minister is the DJB chairman.

However, DJB in a statement denied the involvement of the agency in the "tragic" incident.

"It was a very tragic accident, but as the of the DJB I want to clear that neither the sewer line in Capital Green nor the STP (sewage treatment plant) is of DJB. Both are owned by only holds the responsibility of its maintenance. The permission for the construction of this STP was given by MCD (civic body)," he said.

Tiwari alleged that Kejriwal was "responsible" for the deaths and demanded that the for ensure that a case of "murder" was registered against him.

"The deaths of five sanitation workers should not be treated as an accident. is responsible for their death," he said.

The Scheduled Caste Morcha of the held a demonstration near Kejriwal's official residence here against the deaths.

The BJP has demanded a compensation of Rs one crore for each of the bereaved families from the

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 21:05 IST