Gwalior: Taking a serious view of the recent incidence where two girls died after consuming contaminated water, Gwalior High Court on Wednesday sought explanation from the Municipal Corporation and District Administration on the matter.

The bench comprising of Justices SK Gangle and Sheelu Naag was hearing PIL filed before it in connection with the case.

Considering the supply of potable water as a serious issue, the court sought explanation about the action taken by the committee constituted under senior deputy collector RK Mishra over the supply of contaminated water.

The high court also sought report about the present scenario of water demand and its supply in the city.

Notably, in the year 2009, the Supreme Court had ordered to provide for drinking water to the city residents. For this the apex court had asked to put in place a proper water distribution system. Ironically no effort has been taken by the Gwalior administration in this regard.

The Executive Engineer of the water treatment plant claimed that the water supplied by the Urban Local body does not contain any chemical pollution.

The administration is trying to suppress the issue, which can be gauged from the fact that it has not yet ordered autopsy of the bodies and has prepared committee to probe into the matter.
The lackadaisical approach of the Municipal Corporation is also visible from the fact that the sample of contaminated water which was collected in plastic bottle was inappropriate for laboratory use.

JPN/Bureau