Govt to register criminal case against open borewell owners

Last Updated: Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 21:48

Jaipur: In a bid to contain frequent
incidents of children falling into open borewells, the
Rajasthan government has decided to register criminal cases
against owners who leave their borewells unattended.

The defaulters would be booked under various provisions
of IPC for negligence posing a danger to human life which
could be punishable with a jail term or a fine.

Ranka also directed the officials to conduct a massive
survey to detect such open holes and lodge an FIR against the
defaulters.

Last month the state authorities had a tough time and
took over two weeks to dig out soil in Shahpura sub-urban town
to pull out a boy Sahil who fell into the borewell.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 21:48

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