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AHRC orders compensation

Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has asked  the state Government to pay compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin of late Binoy Mohan Das, the then superintendent of the of the Kamrup Treasury, who died after falling into a open drain besides the busy RG Baruah road on October 21, 2011.

A Division Bench of the Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) comprising its Chairperson, Justice Dr. Aftab H. Saikia and Member, Tarun Phookan, by its order dated May 8, 2013 passed in the  AHRC Case (No.238/24/11-12), recommended to the Assam Government to pay compensation of Rs. ten lakh within 3 months time (from the date the order has been passed) to the next of kin of late Binoy Mohan Das.

 Ajay Hazarika, Chief Co-ordinator, Consumers’ Legal Protection Forum, Guwahati, filed a complaint before the Commission in this regard and the Commission after taking up the case directed the Guwahati Municiipal Corporation (GMC) and the APWD (Roads) Guwahati City, Division-I, to separately enquire into the said fatal incident and submit their respective reports.

 The reports were accordingly submitted in due course and after considering the same the division bench passed the order of the recommendation. The State Government was given liberty to realize the compensatory amount in equal proportion from the two departments responsible for the accident.

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