A 25-year-old employee at the Delhi High Court Lawyers’ canteen was electrocuted at the canteen on Friday. Devender, a native of Uttar Pradesh, was reportedly working barefoot while operating an electric grinder when he got electrocuted, around 8 am on Friday.
According to sources, he was rushed to RML hospital where he was declared brought dead. Police have registered a case of death due to negligence against unknown persons and are questioning the contractor who operates the canteen.
The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) has said that an inspection of canteen facilities will be conducted soon to ensure that there are no faults in the equipment.
“We will also get the contractor to train all staff about proper safety procedures, so that incidents like this do not happen again,” DHCBA President Rajiv Khosla said.
DHCBA secretary and advocate Abhijat also said the association would give ex-gratia payment to the family of the victim.
Water war has begun in city: HC
New Delhi: Expressing concern over recent reports of a water command tank in Dwarka being “hijacked” by residents, the Delhi High Court on Friday said the incident was the “beginning of water wars” in the city. “In some years, the situation will worsen,” the court of Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul said.
Petitioners told the court that the command tank was “surrounded” by people from nearby villages, who prevented DDA officials from giving water to the tanker. The court was hearing two petitions on water shortage in Dwarka — filed by Dwarka Forum and EPDP Society Residents Association. ens