New Delhi: The case of assault on DMRC station manager and CISF sub-inspector on Dwarka Sector-21 Metro station on May 31 reached the Delhi High Court. After the assault, the Metro staff stopped the Metro train 2 times for more than one hour. Advocate Abhishek Kumar Chaudhary has filed a PIL in this regard, referring to the problems faced by metro commuters and the damage to the Metro Rail authority.
In PIL appropriate action appealed against the responsible metro staff after the investigation of the incident. The PIL was file before Satish Kaushik, the registrar general of the High Court of Delhi on Saturday. The case has been fixed for hearing on June 4 before the double bench on the matter. The petitioner says that generally 15 days of CCTV footage of metro stations is kept safe, the Court may direct DMRC to keep it safe. The commuters suffered a lot of problems due to Metro shutdown and the financial loss also suffered by the Delhi Metro. The damages should be taken from the responsible Metro staff and action should also be taken against them.
It was also argued that such an attitude on the small issues of the metro employees is extremely objectionable. In such a situation, they will take possession of metro stations and shut them down on their demands. It is alleged that on the day of the incident, the Metro staff had also cut electricity in many places. It has been stated in the petition that on the day of the incident, SI of CISF has parked his bike in the staff parking lot. There was a debate between the two sides, and then came to the battlefield. Later the Metro was stopped by the metro employees. Cross FIR has been registered against both parties and CISF has initiated departmental inquiry against their Staff. Two SIs are suspended with immediate effect but no action was taken by DMRC till date.
After hearing the matter on June 4, the Court refused to hear the matter in vacation bench and further listed the case on July 5 for hearing before the double bench of Acting Chief Justice.