Delhi High Court learns of deaths during sewer cleaning and registers PIL

On September 9, two people in the Mundka area of ​​Delhi died after inhaling poisonous gases inside a sewer they had descended to clean

On September 9, two people in the Mundka area of ​​Delhi died after inhaling poisonous gases inside a sewer they had descended to clean

The Delhi High Court learned suo motu on Monday of the deaths of two people allegedly while clearing a sewer in the city last week, and ordered that a public interest litigation be filed over the matter.

A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad issued an opinion to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the Government of Delhi and the Delhi Jal Board on the matter based on a report dated September 11 and has also appointed lead attorney Rajshekhar Rao as amicus curiae. to assist the court.

A sweeper and a security guard died on September 9 in the Mundka area outside Delhi after inhaling poisonous gas inside a sewer they had come down to clean, police said last week.

Read also | The horrible truths of manual cleaning

“That a PIL be registered in the matter. Notice must be sent to MCD, GNCTD and Delhi Jal Board, the court ordered.

“You go through this news. I will give you the material that will help you,” Chief Justice Sharma told Rao.

Read also | Murder in the sewers: on deaths during manual sewage cleaning

“There is a Supreme Court judgment on the subject which says that at the time of the death of a person who does this manual recovery work, the family is entitled to (certain aid) … plus a job to one of the family members,” Chief Justice Sharma added.

The case will be heard on September 21.

About Ren Valdez

Check Also

Beware of companies that advertise cheap air duct cleaning

The bait and switch commercials are the ones promoting a $199 whole house cleaning. You’re …