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UP: Court fines electricity department Rs. 9 lakh, nine years after farmer died from electrocution

Reported By:DNA Web Desk| Edited By: DNA Web Desk |Source: DNA Web Desk |Updated: Sep 09, 2022, 11:40 PM IST

UP: Court fines electricity department Rs. 9 lakh, nine years after farmer died from electrocution | Photo: File

A local court in this area ordered the electricity authority Rs 9 lakh nine years after a farmer died from electrocution. Shivram Singh, District Government Counsel (DGC), stated on Friday that the incident happened in the district’s Aurangabad area in 2013.

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An overhead power line broke and fell, electrocuting a farmer called Ramanlal while he irrigated a field, according to Singh. The farmer’s wife and four daughters had filed an appeal in court against the power department authorities.


“The court of Additional District Judge Sanjay Chaudhary slapped a fine of Rs 9 lakh on the electricity department. Of the fine amount, Rs 3 lakh would be given to Ramanlal’s wife and the remaining amount to the four daughters,” Singh said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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