Two more held in DLF sewer deaths

Contract firm director, supervisor nabbed on Sept 15

Published - September 18, 2018 01:47 am IST - New Delhi

 Five workers died while cleaning a sewage plant in Moti Nagar.   Special Arrangement

Five workers died while cleaning a sewage plant in Moti Nagar. Special Arrangement

A week after five workers were killed while cleaning a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Moti Nagar’s DLF Capital Greens, the police, have arrested two more persons in connection with the case.

The arrests were made on September 15.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bhardwaj said that two persons — Praveen and Digambar — have been arrested.

Praveen is the firm Unnati’s Director and Digambar is a supervisor. Real estate developer DLF had given work contract to a firm called JLL who had further given the STP contract to Unnati. Earlier, the police had arrested JLL’s supervisor Ajay Chaudhary while others were said to be absconding.

A case under Section 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant Sections of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers And Their Rehabilitation Act has been registered, the police said. Five workers — Vishal, Raja, Umesh, Pankaj and Sharfaraz — died after while cleaning the sewage tank. While four of them died on the spot, Vishal died a few hours later in the hospital.

The police said further investigation is under way and role of other persons is also being investigated.

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