Gujarat HC takes suo moto cognizance of Morbi tragedy
7 November, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma
The Gujarat HC took Suo moto of the Morbi disaster on Monday and issued letters to officials ordering them to file a report within seven days. "We expect strict action from the state government," ...
The Gujarat High Court, which reopened after the Diwali holiday, took Suo moto of the Morbi disaster on Monday and issued letters to officials, including the Home Department, ordering them to file a report on the occurrence within seven days.
“We expect strict action from the state government,” HC ordered.
Seeing the seriousness of the Morbi mishap, which claimed the life of at least 134 people, present on the century-old suspension bridge while it collapsed, Gujarat HC took self cognizant of the case. The state High Court prior to the beginning of the proceedings paid tribute to the people, who died in the mishap.
“All the judges of the High Court including the Chief Justice, Advocate General, Solicitor General, Government Pleader and all the government lawyers paid their respects,” ANI learned.
High Court issued notifications to the officials including Home Department, Urban Housing, Municipal Commissioner, and Human Rights to file a report on the incident on November 14. “We expect strict action from the state government,” Gujarat High Court said in a statement.
It is also worth noting that a notice has been issued to the registry to take note of news reports about the deaths of 134 persons in the Morbi event.
On November 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel paid a visit to the bridge collapse site in Morbi, Gujarat.
The Prime Minister met with individuals participating in rescue and relief efforts at the site of the Machchhu river bridge collapse. PM Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel paid a visit to the Morbi Civil Hospital to meet with the injured.