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NHRC Case No- 3975/18/20/2016,Direction issued by commission to the S.P, Deogarh & Secretary, Energy, Govt. of Odisha for an Action Taken Report(ATR) within 4 weeks. The Commission received a complaint dated 11.06.2016 from Ms. Sangita Swain, Secretary, Human Rights Watch, in which it is stated that on 26.05.2016 victim Sanjay Kumar Behera was seriously injured and lost his two legs and hands when he came in contact with unrepaired 11 KV electricity wire. Photocopy of the news item appeared in `The Sambad’ dated 11.06.2016 was annexed with. Vide its proceedings dated 27.06.2016, the Commission called for a report from the concerned authorities. Pursuant to the directions of the Commission, the SP, Debgarh, has submitted his report dated 05.08.2016, in which it is stated that during inquiry it was revealed that incident took place on 23.05.2016 while the lineman Dileswar Sahu and Tusharkanta Pradhan both were present during restoration of line which was disconnected due to lightening on 22.05.2016. The victim Sanjay Kumar Behera, under training Apprentice fell down from the electric pole due to coming in contact with the current and sustained burn injuries on hand and leg. He was shifted to the hospital for treatment. It is further stated that a financial assistance of Rs.1 lakh has been paid to him and a sum of Rs.5 lakh has been sanctioned as financial assistance to him. A case Crime No. 65/16 has been registered in this connection which is under investigation. Another report dated 22.04.2017 has been submitted by the Additional Secretary, Department of Energy, Government of Odisha, alongwith a report of inquiry, in which it is stated that a total amount of Rs.4,52,162/- has been paid to the victim. It is further stated that case No. SCPD-134/2016 is now pending before the Hon’ble State Commission for Person with Disabilities, Odisha. The Hon’ble State Human Rights Commission, Bhubaneswar, had also taken cognizance of the case, on the complaint made by the father of the victim. The Commission vide its order dated 15.09.2016 closed the proceedings of the case as the case for the same cause of action is now pending before the Hon’ble State Commission for Person with Disabilities, Odisha. The Commission has perused and considered the reports. In the opinion of the Commission before proceeding further in the matter, it is necessary to call for a report from the State Commission for Person with Disabilities, Odisha. The Secretary, State Commission for Person with Disabilities, Odisha, is directed to submit his report whether the State Commission has taken cognizance in the matter (Case No. SCPD-134/2016). He is further directed to submit the present status of the case. Response within six weeks.

On dated 26/05/2016 the backward cast Victim Sanjay Kumar Behera was seriously injured & lost his 2 legs and hands  by unrepaired 11KV wire violates Human Rights due to the inaction/unlawful action by the Public Authority in Kundheigola PS Case No.-65/2016. Prayer take criminal action against the Public Authority in Kundheigola  PS Case No.-65/2016, take Disciplinary/Departmental Proceeding against the negligent Public Authority & compensate Rs.25 Lakhs  to the victim.