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Give death certificate to Delhi HC blast victim's family: Court

IANS
Dec 21, 2012 at 02:26am IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday directed a civic agency to issue death certificates to the family of three men killed in a 2005 bomb blast to facilitate payment of compensation to them.

The court's direction came after police said that even after seven years of the blast, all the three men could not be traced.

Police said they had filed a report that the victims were untraceable so the civic agency could issue the death certificate.

'Give death certificate to Delhi HC blast victim's kin'

The court asked NDMC to issue death certificates to the family members of three victims whose bodies could not be found after the blast.

Justice Rajiv Shakdher asked New Delhi Municipal Council to issue death certificates to the family members of Michael John, A Ganeshan and Sayan Mukhopadhyay, whose bodies could not be found after the blast.

The court further directed the city government to start the process of granting payment of compensation to the kin of the men who died in a bomb blast in Sarojini Nagar Market.

The court was hearing a plea filed by Manisha Dass claiming that when she was eight years old, her parents and brother died in the blast Oct 29, 2005.

Dass claimed that Michael John was in the market on the date of the blast in 2005 and was missing for the past seven years.

She said the body of her father Michael John was not found and the authorities refused to give compensation for his death.

The Delhi government had given Rs.7.5 lakh compensation to Dass for the deaths of her mother and brother.

The family members of Ganeshan and Mukhopadhyay also filed pleas before the court which were clubbed with Dass's petition.

The court would next hear the case January 29, 2013.

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