Friday, August 10, 2007

Punishment for culprit in Nu Case

Dear Friends,
You would recollect the incident a few weeks ago where Nu suffered serious burns. (See Postings on the blog dated July 18 and 8)The administration seems to have finally taken note. See the news report below.


Lt. Governor orders probe, wants exemplary punishment to the culprit

Port Blair, Aug 07

The Lt. Governor, Lt General (Retd.) Bhopinder Singh, today visited Adi-Basera, located near Nehru Yuva Kendra. After preliminary inquiry into the recent incident of burning of a Great Andamanese lady, who is under treatment in Chennai, the Lt. Governor ordered for a thorough investigation into the incident and directed the concerned authorities for an exemplary punishment to the culprits and disciplinary action against the staff dealing with the security & safety of tribal people staying in the Adi-Basera.

The Lt. Governor on the spot directed the Executive Secretary of Andaman Adim Janjati Vikas Samiti (AAJVS) to proceed to Chennai forthwith to ascertain the condition of the tribal lady and ensure that she is getting proper treatment. He also sanctioned an amount of Rs 5 lakh for meeting the treatment charges of the tribal lady.

The Lt. Governor informed all concerned that any untoward incident to tribal people should be brought to his notice immediately and directed the authorities to take immediate measures to avoid recurrence of such incidents in future.

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