Enquiry ordered, 3 suspended

Body of lineman hanging on electricity wires in Srinagar. —Excelsior/Shakeel
Body of lineman hanging on electricity wires in Srinagar. —Excelsior/Shakeel

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Mar 5: In a tragic incident, a lineman who was repairing electric line got electrocuted while another was critically injured in Budshah Chowk area today.
The lineman was caught getting electrocuted on camera along with his hapless injured colleague.
The incident occurred this afternoon when the linemen were repairing the power line. The deceased has been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat of Goripora locality of Rainawari and the injured has been identified as Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, also from Goripora locality of Rainawari.
Both linemen are said to be working for a private contractor and not employees of Power Development Department (PDD).
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone has ordered an enquiry into the incident and Assistant Commissioner Srinagar, Sajad Qadri will probe the matter. On the other side, police have also registered a case and started investigation.
The PDD, according to reports, has placed its three officials including one AEE under suspension for alleged negligence.