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Dengue and chikungunya case: SC slaps fine on Delhi Govt.

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday slapped a fine of Rs. 25,000 on Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government for the delay in filing its report with regard to the vector borne diseases.

The apex court had last week told the Delhi Government that it could not escape from its liability to put a check on the spurge of vector-borne diseases such as dengue and chikungunya in the national capital, and sought evidence that officials were disobeying their orders.

A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur asked Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain to file an affidavit naming the officials, who allegedly refused to take orders and handicapped the government in tackling the menace.

Jain had earlier alleged that officials were not taking responsibility and all files pertaining to dengue and chikungunya were being sent to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for clearance.

ANI

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