Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
HomeIndiaGuj: Firm supervisor booked for making sanitation worker enter manhole to clean...

Guj: Firm supervisor booked for making sanitation worker enter manhole to clean drainage line

Text Size:

Ahmedabad, Jan 8 (PTI) An FIR was lodged against the supervisor of a company for allegedly making a sanitation worker enter a manhole to clean a gutter line in Gujarat capital Gandhinagar, police said on Saturday.

The action was taken after the matter was brought to the notice of the police by an official of the roads and buildings department, said the official.

“Accused Parthil Lathiya was booked for making a Scheduled Tribe worker, identified as Amarsinh Vasava from Bharuch, enter a manhole to clean a choked drainage line. This endangered Vasava’s life and violated Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013,” said Sector 7 police station inspector DA Chaudhari.

The accused, as per the case registered on Friday, has been charged under section 336 of IPC for rash or negligent act endangering human life, as well provisions of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, he said.

The case is being investigated by the deputy superintendent of police, Chaudhari added. PTI KA BNM BNM BNM

This report is auto-generated from PTI news service. ThePrint holds no responsibility for its content.

Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it

India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.

But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle.

ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here.

Support Our Journalism

Most Popular

×