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Preserve Unidentified Bodies Of Persons Killed During Riots : Delhi HC To Hospitals Run By Central & Delhi Govt.

Karan Tripathi
11 March 2020 6:36 AM GMT
Preserve Unidentified Bodies Of  Persons Killed During Riots : Delhi HC To Hospitals Run By Central & Delhi Govt.
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Today, the Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar has asked the government run hospitals to preserve the unidentified bodies for a period of at least two weeks from the date of publishing the information about such bodies on Delhi Police's website.

On March 06, a Division Bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice IS Mehta had ordered all the government hospitals to preserve the DNA Samples and to conduct videography post-mortem of all those who died during riots in North Eastern districts of Delhi.

The court had also directed the hospitals not to dispose of any unidentified dead body, until further orders.

"The Government hospitals in Delhi under the aegis of both the Central Government, as well as, the State Government, are directed to collect DNA samples from all the dead bodies lying in the mortuaries and preserve the same; and further to conduct videographed post-mortems of all the dead bodies lying in their respective mortuaries.

The Government hospitals are further directed not to dispose of any unidentified dead bodies, till the next date of hearing," the court had ordered.

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