Convicts told to pay Rs 35 L to tackle Delhi pollution

The concern over rising pollution level in the national capital has led a Delhi court to direct two convicts in a graft case to deposit Rs 35 lakh fine with the Pollution Control Committee as a “small symbolic step” for amelioration of pollution conditions here.

The court said the convicts should pay back compensation to the society at large which should be utilised to control the “spiraling pollution which is bleeding the residents of Delhi at present, which is the need of the hour”.

Special CBI Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal passed the judgment while convicting and awarding varying jail terms of one to three years to the three convicts, including two women.

“Out of the fine of Rs 44 lakhs imposed upon accused no. 1 and 2, Rs 35 lakhs be deposited with the Delhi Pollution Control Committee for the amelioration of pollution conditions in Delhi... which though a very small symbolic step, yet will be of some help ,” the court said. 

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