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HC asks Delhi govt for 'better affidavit' on dengue
October 17, 2006 13:19 IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the state government and Municipal Corporation of Delhi to file fresh affidavit detailing the steps they have taken to prevent the spread of dengue in the capital.
A Bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Kailash Gambhir directed both the authorities to file 'a better' affidavit as the court was not satisfied with the present one.
During the hearing, the Bench also asked the government where the money or funds meant for prevention of dengue have gone.
"What have you done to check dengue disease prior to its spread since August," the Bench posed a query to Delhi Government counsel J R Midda.
The court has fixed November 3 as the next date of hearing.
The High Court, on October 6, had asked the Centre, Delhi government and the MCD to explain the steps taken to check the spread of dengue, which has so far claimed 36 lives in the capital so far.