Jal Nigam also responsible for sewage tank deaths: ADM

  • By TOI
  • | Tuesday | 10th July, 2018

At least six officials in charge of the pumping station and the sewage treatment plant are responsible for the deaths,” Singh said.The six Jal Nigam officials identified by the ADM are from the level of junior engineer to executive engineer. On the basis of a complaint lodged by the Jal Nigam — the agency that owns the STP — an FIR had been registered against the private agency under IPC Section 304A (causing death due to negligence). Jal Nigam officials said they were working towards providing Rs 10 lakh each as compensation to the kin of the deceased.“We have recommended for the suspension of two junior engineers in charge of the pumping station to our headquarters in Lucknow. We will ask chief minister Yogi Adityanath and the local administration to provide whatever financial help is due,” Gujjar said. On Monday, provisions of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 were invoked in the FIR.


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