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Chamoli electrocution incident: Suspended engineer amongst three arrested

Chamoli (Uttarakhand) [India], July 22 (ANI): Uttarakhand Police have arrested three individuals, together with Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan suspended engineer, for alleged negligence which led to the electrocution mishap on the sewage remedy plant beneath Namami Gange venture on the banks of Alakananda River at Gopeshwar on Wednesday which prompted the dying of 16 folks, officers stated on Saturday.

“We have arrested Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan suspended additional assistant engineer Hardev Lal, joint venture company supervisor Pawan Chamola, and lineman Mahendra Singh on Friday evening for gross negligence in operating electrical appliances. They are being produced in a court,” stated Chamoli superintendent of police Pramendra Dobhal.

On Thursday, a FIR was registered beneath Section 304 (culpable murder not amounting to homicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and related sections of the Dangerous Machines (Regulation) Act, 1983, in opposition to Chamola, supervisor of the joint-venture firm, and different unidentified officers.

The motion got here after following the instruction of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami to take rapid motion in opposition to all of the folks accountable for the mishap.

Earlier, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Dr. S.S. Sandhu additionally instructed the involved heads to get the requirements of energy provide system examined in all initiatives, establishments, and authorities places of work with none delay.

“Chief Secretary SS Sandhu has instructed all additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries to get the standards of power supply system tested in all projects, institutions and government offices without delay,” learn a round.

“He instructed that it should be ensured that the testing of safety standards is done according to the standards of the department or every three months,” the round added.

CM Dhami has given directions to supply Rs 5 lakh every to the dependents of the deceased and Rs 1 lakh every to the injured with none delay. (ANI)