NHRC intervention results in payment of Rs 10 lakh each to family of two deceased labourers | Patna News

PATNA: The National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) intervention has resulted in the payment of Rs 10 lakh each as compensation by the mine owner to the next of kin of the two labourers who died in a stone mine accident in Koderma in Jharkhand. The incident had happened in 2019, in which one of the co-owners of the mine had also died.
The commission had registered a case on the basis of a complaint on September 16, 2020 alleging that rescue operation was taken up only after five hours of the incident to look out for the trapped labourers and the others, who were trapped.
In response to the notices of the NHRC, the deputy commissioner-cum-district magistrate, Koderma, informed that a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) had been registered on November 10, 2019 against the mine owner for his negligence. After investigations, a chargesheet was filed in the concerned local court on July 30, 2020.
“Even as the court proceedings in the matter are pending, the mine owner on October 26, 2021, paid Rs 10 lakh each to the next of kin of the two deceased labourers since the commission sent the first notice in November 2020 to the deputy commissioner-cum-district magistrate, Koderma calling for reports into the matter,” Jaimini Kumar Shrivastava, deputy director (media), NHRC, told TOI on Sunday.

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