The Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (DSIIDC), a government company responsible for developing and providing infrastructure facilities to the entreprenuers in Delhi, are directed by the Delhi High Court to pay a compensation of Rupees 10 Lakh each to the famalies of two manual scavengers who lost their lives while cleaning a sewer in Bawana Industrial area.
The Delhi High Court held DSIIDC responsible in the case and stated that the company should have taken necessary steps to ensure i that sewers are not opened for cleaning purposes by anyone.
Justice V Kameswar Rao said that any mishap would suggest a lapse on the part of DSIIDC and directed it to pay the amount to the wife and mother of victims Tilak Ram and Bhagwan Singh respectively within three months. “In view of the prohibition, the DSIIDC should have taken necessary steps to ensure that the sewers are not opened for cleaning purposes by anybody. Any mishap occurring surely would suggest a lapse on the part of DSIIDC.