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Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govt To Expeditiously Process Application Seeking Compensation For Injury Sustained During Delhi Riots [Read Order]

Karan Tripathi
9 July 2020 1:49 PM GMT
Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govt To Expeditiously Process Application Seeking Compensation For Injury Sustained During Delhi Riots [Read Order]
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Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to expeditiously process an application moved for seeking compensation for sustaining serious injury during the Delhi riots.

The Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh has further directed the Delhi Government to ensure as to whether the office of the Sub Divisional Magistrate is open and the same is entertaining applications for compensation.

The order has come in a plea moved by Shaan Mohd, who sustained a gun-shot injury on his leg during the aforesaid riots and was quickly taken to the hospital.

The Petitioner contended that despite the MLC being submitted on three occasions, the application for compensation to be awarded to him has not been entertained.

The court perused the Delhi Government's Assistance Scheme for riot victims which shows that for riots victims having serious injury, the compensation awarded is Rs.2 lakhs, with an immediate relief of Rs.25,000/- to be released per-household in case of substantial or total damage caused to the household.

In light of these facts, the court noted that there is no doubt that the Petitioner has suffered a serious injury, therefore, there should not be any delay in releasing the compensation.

Therefore, the court held:

'the Petitioner's application may be processed in accordance with the requisite procedure and upon satisfaction, compensation in terms of the Scheme shall be released to the Petitioner within a period of ten days from today. If the SDM office finds any deficiency in the Petitioner's application, the same shall be communicated to the Petitioner by 10th July, 2020.'

The Petitioner was represented by Mr Raj Shekhar Rao, Ms. Aanchal Tikmani, Ms. Mishika Singh, Mr.

Raghav Kacher, Ms. Sonal Sarda and Mr. Areeb Amanullah.

Case Title: Shaan Mohd v. GNCTD

[Read Order]


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