Investigate death of Manual Scavengers, initiate Criminal Proceedings: Plea in SC

Murali Krishnan January 10 2019

A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking an investigation into the deaths of manual scavengers and initiation of criminal proceedings against local authorities, agencies and contractors who directly or indirectly engaged them to work.

The petition filed by NGO Criminal Justice Society of India through advocate Fuzail Ahmad Ayyubi seeks to affix liability and accountability on government office bearers & officers pertaining to their dereliction of duty and negligent role in failing to curb the employment of manual scavengers in the country.

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