Up to date: Might 30, 2021 13:17 IST
New Delhi [India], Might 30 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued conditional summons towards DGP Odisha and Principal Secretary Division of Vitality Authorities of Odisha to personally seem earlier than the Fee on June 08, together with the requisite stories in a case associated to electrocution demise and damage in Panchutikiri Panchayat in Chandbali Block of Bhadrak district in Odisha.
The NHRC sought stories associated to the legal case registered within the matter and departmental motion taken towards the responsible North Jap Electrical energy Provide Firm of Odisha Restricted (NESCO) division officers for his or her negligence and dereliction of obligation.
Appearing on a petition filed by famous social and human rights activist and Supreme Court docket lawyer, Radhakanta Tripathy, the NHRC sought the private look of the Odisha Director Basic of Police (DGP) and Energy Secretary over the electrocution demise.
Tripathy had filed a petition earlier than the NHRC, whereby an incident of electrocution demise of the sufferer and one other sufferer getting critically injured has been talked about which had occurred as a result of negligence of Electrical energy Division. Each the victims have been saved mendacity on the street and nobody got here ahead to rescue them, Tripathy alleged.
Pursuant to the course of the NHRC, a report from the NESCO was submitted, he stated.
The report of the NESCO, itself has said that the accident has occurred due to negligence and non-maintenance of NESCO workers, as a result of which the electrical energy of 11 KV line hooked up to the ageing conductor had snapped from one facet and fell on the street in charging situation resulting in the demise of 1 sufferer and one other one received critically injured, Tripathy stated.
Additional, solely a penny sum of Rs 17,000 has solely been paid to the subsequent of the kith and kin of the deceased, as compensation and nothing has been paid to the injured sufferer, Tripathy claimed.
Due to this fact the NHRC issued a show-cause discover towards the Chief Secretary Authorities of Odisha as why a sum of Rs 3 lakh and Rs 1 lakh not be beneficial as compensation to the sufferer’s and the injured’s kinfolk respectively.
Within the incident, Santanu Biswal, died as a result of electrocution and Kedar Barik sustained burn accidents due to the negligence of the electrical energy division, Tripathy stated.
The NHRC additionally directed the Chief Secretary to ship the remedy particulars of the injured sufferer, inside 4 weeks.
The NHRC directed additional the DGP Odisha to ship the main points of the legal case registered within the matter and motion taken towards the responsible inside 4 weeks.
Principal Secretary Division of Vitality Authorities of Odisha can be directed to ship the main points of departmental motion taken towards the responsible NESCO division officers for his or her negligence and dereliction of obligation, as per the report of Government Engineer-cum-Deputy Electrical Inspector Bhadrak.
For the reason that State didn’t submit any report, the NHRC directed the Chief Secretary Authorities of Odisha to ship the compliance report of fee and the remedy particulars of the injured sufferer, inside 4 weeks.
The NHRC additional noticed that the private look of the officers shall be allotted with, if the requisite stories acquired within the Fee one week previous to the scheduled date i.e. June 8.
Pertinent to say right here that the sufferer’s household together with the Panchayat has been severely hit by the latest cyclone, Yaas. (ANI)