Ramp cave in: FIR filed, probe on

Vijay Arora

Shimla, November 12

Taking cognisance on the news report published in The Tribune under the caption 'Five Children hurt as School ramp caves in', the Juvenile Justice Committee of HP High Court has directed the Secretary (PWD), Director, Higher Education, to furnish report regarding action taken against the contractor of the school building.

The Juvenile Justice Committee, headed by Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan, further directed the state officials to inform in their report what action has been initiated against the contractor for such poor quality construction work.

It was reported in the news report published on November 12 that five children were injured when the ramp of the Government Senior Secondary School Bhrog Benari, Nahan leading from the ground floor to the first floor caved in and those using it fell about 10 to 12 feet down on the concrete surface below.

Before passing this administrative order Chairman of Juvenile Justice Committee, Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan has sought status report of this incident from the Deputy Commissioner of, Sirmour at Nahan through Registrar of the High Court and directed the Deputy Commissioner to file his report by 3 pm today itself through email or fax.

In compliance to the direction the Deputy Commissioner, Sirmour at Nahan, R.K Gautam has filed his report and stated therein that a concrete slab connecting the playground to the first floor of the Government Senior Secondary School Bhrog Benari (Dadahu division), Nahan suddenly collapsed yesterday (November 11) when the students of ten plus one class were moving after the recess period.

Due to this incident eight children fell down and received injuries. He further informed that children were immediately rushed to local primary health centre, where the medical aid was given to them. All the students are out of danger.

He further stated in his report that apart from above the Superintendent of Police has been requested to investigate the matter and take appropriate action.

The Deputy Commissioner further informed in his report that an FIR has also been registered on November 11 and an enquiry is in progress to find out any lapse in construction of slab/path.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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