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Building tilting case: SDMC sets up panel

PTI | New Delhi |

South Delhi Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat on Tuesday set up a panel to look into the incident of tilting of a multi-storeyed building in Jasola, which had to be demolished.

The mayor constituted the committee that will be headed by Leader of the House in SDMC, Shika Rai. It was constituted after a discussion between the mayor and Municipal Commissioner Puneet Kumar Goel, the civic body said.

The four-storeyed residential building in southeast Delhi’s Jasola was demolished by civic authorities recently after it had “tilted dangerously”, authorities said.

The families were evacuated after which it was brought down yesterday, South Delhi Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat said.

“The committee has been asked to submit its report within five days and also to assess the responsibility in this case. In case someone is found to be involved in this case or is found to be lenient, strict action will be taken against that person,” the SDMC said in a statement.

Police authorities said that the SDMC was informed about the building after it had tilted dangerously.

The mayor had earlier said the structure was brought down on the side of a nullah. Efforts were on to clear the drain of debris and restore normal flow.