Keystone Infra Private Limited, Imphal branch paid Rs 2 lakh to a VDF personnel who sustained severe injury due to negligence on the part of labourers of the private limited following the direction of Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) to pay a sum of Rs 2 lakh as compensation on humanitarian ground.
MHRC took cognizance and initiated proceedings of a complaint filed by Gaipuilu Dangmei stating that her husband, Takthaipou Dangmei, VDF personnel, sustained severe injury due to negligence on the part of labourers of Keystone Infra Private Limited, Imphal branch office.
It stated that on November 13, 2018, the labourers of Keystone, without paying any heed to her husband's request, pulled down stone boulders which resulted in his serious injury. After the incident, her husband is incapable of any physical work and he has now become a victim of both physical and mental disability.
MHRC called a report from Keystone that indicated that the company bore the medical expenses incurred during the hospitalisation of the VDF personnel.
However, MHRC directed the company to pay a sum of 2 lakh compensation on humanitarian grounds. In compliance with that the company deposited the amount at MHRC office. The commission directed the registry to pay the amount to Gaipuilu Dangmei after proper verification.
It is noted that the MHRC so far, recommended a sum of Rs 3,20,000 since Khaidem Mani assumed acting chairperson of the commission in August 2018.