Jammu Tawi, November 29
On the direction of Executive Chairman, J&K State legal Services Authority, Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, Mr Sanjay Gupta, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority (Pr. Dist. & Sessions Judge) Jammu, has constituted a Core Group consisting of Mr Adnan Syed, Secretary, DLSA (Sub Registrar) Jammu, Mr Sanjay Sharma, Retainer Advocate, Mr Amit Gupta, Retainer Advocate, to implement the Scheme for Legal Services to the Fire Victims at Narwal, Jammu.
The Core Group alongwith Retainer lawyers and staff members of DLSA, visited the spot, where 75 hutments/Jhuggies were burnt on 26.11.2016 in devastating fire incident. In the fire, 75 hutments/Jhuggies and one School was totally reduced to ashes as per report of the Core Group. The Core Group has further reported that 475 persons were staying in the hutments/Jhuggies and all have been affected by the tragic fire. In this fire, three persons had died on spot and one person succumbed to injuries on 28.11.2016. One person has been found still undergoing treatment in GMC Jammu with approximately 90% burns. The Core Group further reported to the Chairman, DLSA, that 15 to 12 tents have been provided by the Indian Red Cross Society and few utensils have also been provided to the effected families. Locals from the area after collecting money have provided ration which may be sufficient for 2/3 days as per strength of the family. No other aid has still, reached to them by the District Administration.
Chairman, DLSA, has requested District Magistrate to provide proper food and shelter and other food articles to the victims of fire, and a separate tent for establishing a Temporary Legal Aid Clinic. SSP Jammu has also been requested to provide proper security to the fire victims.