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Beas River Tragedy: Court orders RS.5 lakh for each student


The Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday ordered a compensation of Rs.500,000 each to the families of 24 students of a Hyderabad engineering college and a tour operator, who were swept away in Beas river.

A division bench of Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan, which treated a media report as a public interest litigation, also made it clear that a criminal probe into the matter would continue and it would monitor its progress.

The understudies and the tour administrator were cleared away June 8 after water from a close-by hydropower undertaking dam was discharged without cautioning. The understudies were on a tour to Manali.

It said out of the aggregate payment, Rs.2.5 lakh will be paid by the Larji hydropower venture, in charge of the arrival of the water into the stream, while the school will pay the equalization.

The break request came after the state and the V.n.r. Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology recorded a status report regarding the case in the court Tuesday.

The court additionally requested that the authorities of the Larji venture, who were on obligation when the disaster happened, and the school authorities who went with the learners would be made gathering to the case.

Moreover, it asked the state government, the Larji powers and the school administration to submit a crisp status report by July 9, the following date of hearing.

The boss secretary, in his status report, educated the court that 17 bodies were recouped till June 22 and it has been chosen to proceed with the hunt operation work the remaining bodies are found.

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