Three officials from the health department of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation were cornered by the public and locked inside a room over allegations of bribery in Narela Industrial Area, where they claim to have gone to check for mosquito breeding.
One of the officials has been suspended and a contractor has been divested of his duties for trespassing in the area outside their jurisdiction.
The incident took place at the office of the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (DSIIDC) at Bhorgarh industrial area in Narela on November 14.
Ashok Rawat, from the North civic body’s health department, said: “The three were surrounded by the public over allegations of bribery. An official and a contractor, who was a domestic breeding checker, were suspended and fired, respectively, for going outside their jurisdiction. Both were from Keshavpuram and did not have jurisdiction in Narela.”
Rajiv Ranjan Sinha, health inspector from Narela Zone, claimed the industry association of the area called him and asked him to come to the zone, citing an urgent matter. “I took another official from Keshavpuram, as the other officer of the Narela zone was on night duty. When we reached there, around 200 people had already gathered and were demanding an apology. It was a result of personal enmity. To save our lives, we apologised and even held our ears,” he said.
The officials were let go after police arrived.
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