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 Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh has further directed the Delhi Government to ensure as to whether the office of the Sub Divisional Magistrate is open and the same is entertaining applications for compensation.
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.
Therefore, the court held:
‘the Petitioner’s application may be processed in accordance with the requisite procedure and upon satisfaction, compensation in terms of the Scheme shall be released to the Petitioner within a period of ten days from today. If the SDM office finds any deficiency in the Petitioner’s application, the same shall be communicated to the Petitioner by 10th July, 2020.’