Jaiswal blames local admin for Kanpur boy`s death

Blaming local administration for the death of a boy who could not be taken to a hospital due to security curbs during Prime Minister`s visit here, Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal Sunday said he will submit a report on Monday.

Last Updated: Jul 11, 2010, 18:58 PM IST

Kanpur: Blaming local administration for
the death of a boy who could not be taken to a hospital due to
security curbs during Prime Minister`s visit here, Union
Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal Sunday said he will submit a report
to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh on Monday.

"The incident happened due to the negligence of the
local administration. No alternative route was kept open for
emergency situations during the Prime Minister`s visit," he
said after meeting the grieving parents of eight-year-old
Aman.

Jaiswal said he will submit a detailed report of the
incident to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress
president Sonia Gandhi tomorrow.

The minister said he would write to Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati demanding a high-level inquiry into
the incident and action against guilty officials as well as
compensation to the victim`s family.

He also demanded that the UP government take steps to
ensure that such an incident does not recur.

Aman`s family had alleged that security blockades
set up on the roads during the Prime Minister`s visit here on
July 3 had prevented them from taking the boy, who had
suffered serious head injuries after falling from a height at
his house, to hospital in time to save him.

Jaiswal, who is a MP from Kanpur, spent 15 minutes
with Aman`s parents and consoled them.

The boy`s mother Usha Sharma, who had written a letter
to Sonia Gandhi requesting her to ensure that a similar
tragedy does not befall anyone else in future, told Jaiswal
that she wanted to meet the Prime Minister. The minister said
he will look into it.

PTI