Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govt To Expeditiously Process Application Seeking Compensation For Injury Sustained During Delhi Riots
Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to expeditiously process an application moved for seeking compensation for sustaining serious injury during the Delhi riots. The order has come in a plea moved by Shaan Mohd, who sustained a gun-shot injury on his leg during the aforesaid riots and was quickly taken to the hospital. The Petitioner contended that despite the MLC being submitted on three occasions, the application for compensation to be awarded to him has not been entertained. The court perused the Delhi Government’s Assistance Scheme for riot victims which shows that for riots victims having serious injury, the compensation awarded is Rs.2 lakhs, with an immediate relief of Rs.25,000/- to be released per-household in case of substantial or total damage caused to the household.