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Delhi building collapse: Congress, AAP demand probe constituted by Jung

PTI  New Delhi, June 28, 2014
First Published: 21:40 IST(28/6/2014) | Last Updated: 21:53 IST(28/6/2014)

Congress and Aam Admi Party on Saturday hit out at the BJP-led municipal corporations over the building collapse in north Delhi and demanded that the Lt Governor should order a "probe" into the incident.

Both the parties also alleged that such incidents occurred due to the "irresponsible attitude" of the civic bodies.

Ten people including five children and three women were killed when a four-storeyed building collapsed in Tulsinagar area in Inderlok.

"Such incidents happening regularly is due to the irresponsible attitude of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD),"  DPCC chief spokesperson and senior leader Mukesh Sharma alleged, and added that "it (NDMC) cannot escape from its responsibility with the suspension of just two engineers."

Meanwhile, AAP held the alleged "nexus" between the builder mafia and the corporation responsible for the incident.

Read: Building collapse kills 10 in Delhi, probe ordered

"The builder mafia is spreading its influence and all the three corporations which form a part of the MCD appear to be actively conniving by allowing their illegal activities to go unchecked," the AAP alleged in a statement.

"Lt Governor should immediately order a judicial probe into how the building collapse took place to find out the reality and fix responsibility by ensuring exemplary punishment for those guilty of lapses that led to this unpardonable incident," said the party.

Sharma also demanded that a high-level inquiry be constituted by Jung to probe the incident along with providing financial assistance to the families of those injured.

The erstwhile unified MCD was in 2012 trifurcated into three corporations -- NDMC(North Delhi Municipal Corporation), SDMC (South Delhi Municipal Corporation and EDMC (East Delhi Municipal Corporation).

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