03 September 2011

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Delhi Police File Chargesheet against 6 Delhi University Professors in Cobalt 60 Mayapuri radiation leak

Delhi Police File Chargesheet against 6 Delhi University Professors in Cobalt 60 Mayapuri radiation leak

The Cobalt-60 was bought in 1968 from Canada.
Metal pipe containing the radioactive Cobalt-60 was lying unused for the last 25 years in
Delhi University's Chemistry Department.

February 2010 –In February DU sold "Gamma Irradiator" to Scrap Dealers for Rs.1.5 Lakh through auction.
What is Gamma Irradiator Machine?
Gamma Irradiator is a machine which is used for sterilization or decontamination.
It contained the highly-radioactive Cobalt 60.
DU sold machine without radioactive warning and scrap dealers dismantled it which killed one and affected ten persons.

The Mayapuri scrap dealers dismantled the equipment and in the process, the lead covering on it was peeled off leading to radiation exposure.

Scrap dealer Ajay Jain had to sell his shop to pay around 18 lakh rupees for his treatment. Now Ajay Jain can not walk because of radiation doctors had to peel off infected flesh, from some parts of his stomach, thighs and legs which were critically affected by radiation.

Deepak Jain another affected scrap dealer had to shell out Rs. 10 lakh.
This radiation leak killed one person and affected ten persons.

Government did not pay them any compensation.

In this case now Delhi police had filed chargesheet against 6 Delhi University Professors
Following are the names of Professors against whom case has been filed.
Six professors from the Chemistry Department -
1. VS Parmar (Head of Department)
2. AV Prasad, Ramesh Chandra
3. Rastogi
4. Ashok Kumar
5. Rita Kakkar
6. Rooplal
have been charged under section 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life),
Section 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life),
Section 304A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)

The matter will be taken up by the Metropolitan Magistrate court on September 21.

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Destination Infinity September 04, 2011  

Now the professors will feign innocence. Not sure why they studied so much if they were not aware of such simple things. These professors are always theorists, having no idea about practical consequences of i. Their teaching ii. Their ignorance.

Destination Infinity