1 crore compensation for employees who lost their lives in UP Panchayat elections: Allahabad High Court

Lucknow: The compensation to the families of employees who lost their lives due to corona infection during Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections. The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday made the remarks asking for a compensation of Rs 1 crore.  However, the court has not yet passed any order in this regard, but has sought a response from the Election Commission and the government.

A bench of Justices Siddharth Verma and Ajit Kumar said this while hearing a PIL filed on the spread of corona in the state and the conditions of the Quarantine Centre. The court said that many of those who died were the sole support of their families, deliberately put on election duty by the commission and the government. The Allahabad High Court further said, 'Employees were forced to do election duty, we think the compensation should be at least One crore rupees, we hope that the State Election Commission and the state government will consider increasing the compensation amount and file a reply on it, we will look into the matter at the next date'.

On the death of 20 patients in a Meerut hospital, the Allahabad High Court said that all such cases should be taken up as corona deaths and no hospital can be allowed to try to show non-covid to reduce the death toll.

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