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Around town : DESU ex-official acquitted for death of minor

A Delhi court has acquitted a former DESU official of the charge of negligently causing death of a minor,who had died after he came in contact with a live wire hanging from an electric pole 17 years ago.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Published: April 20, 2013 1:49:38 am

New Delhi:A Delhi court has acquitted a former DESU official of the charge of negligently causing death of a minor,who had died after he came in contact with a live wire hanging from an electric pole 17 years ago.

Metropolitan Magistrate Jitendra Singh acquitted then Delhi Electric Supply Undertaking (DESU) inspector Bijender Sharma,saying the prosecution has failed to prove that he was responsible for the maintenance of the electric pole. “There is no evidence to show that the minor boy was electrocuted due to any rash or negligent act/omission attributable on Sharma’s part,” the magistrate said.

Govt opposes pleas against BRT

New Delhi:The Delhi government has opposed in the High Court a fresh PIL for scrapping the 5.7-km-long bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor,saying the project was not in violation of the city’s Master Plan 2021.

NGO Nyaya Bhoomi has alleged that DIMTS Ltd had created the 5.7-km-long BRT corridor from Ambedkar Nagar to Moolchand flyover,violating of the Master Plan 2021. The NGO said the corridor stretch could not exist as the width of the road is less than 45 metres,the minimum width required for the existence of such a BRT corridor.

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