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Pay Rs 3 lakh to kin of electrocution victim, NHRC tells UPPCL

Last Updated: Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 00:01

New Delhi: The NHRC has asked the Uttar
Pradesh Power Corporation Limited to pay Rs three lakh to the
kin of an electrician who was electrocuted while repairing an
11 KV transmission line after being engaged by the Corporation
officials in an "unlawful" manner.

Ramadhar Yadav, resident of village Tajpur of Mau district
in Uttar Pradesh, was electrocuted while repairing an 11 KV
transmission line in Honhaich village of the state on August 6
last year, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said.

Chandrapati Pandey and Markandey Singh of the state
electricity department had allegedly taken Yadav from home to
repair the transmission line, the NHRC noted.

Junior Engineers and Linemen of the Electricity
Department also allegedly used to engage Yadav for repairing
transmission lines in the area of Kotwa Sub-Station, the
rights body observed.

Taking cognizance of the case on the basis of the
complaint filed by the Yadav`s son Naubal Yadav, the
commission dismissed the claim of UPPCL that Yadav had not
been engaged by its employees and he had climbed to the
electric pole on his own in an unauthorised manner and so he
was himself responsible for his death.

It noted that the inquiry report by the police revealed
that Yadav used to repair transmission lines and on the the
day of incident, he had climbed the electric pole for repair
and was electrocuted after being engaged for the work by
electricity department officials.


First Published: Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 00:01

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