Kottayam: The reply to an RTI application has revealed that the authorities concerned have failed to make any move to claim compensation for the damage of properties inside Kerala Assembly during the ruckus on budget day.
The documents received by the organization, NCPRI, from the office of the Speaker, the violence caused a loss of Rs 2, 20, 093 to the exchequer. However, the government has not initiated any moves to book those behind the incident.
According to the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984 (PDPP), those damaging public property will invite imprisonment from 6 months up to 5 years and also penalty.
During such instances, bail could be granted only if the offenders deposit bail money equivalent to the cost of properties damaged. Though three months have passed after the incident, no action was taken to book those behind the incident or claim the compensation.
The NCPRI plans to move court against this.