Muzaffarpur court orders inquiry in case against Union health minister over AES deaths

Tamanna Hashmi, a social activist, filed the case, accusing the Union health minister and state health minister of negligence over the deaths of more than 120 children due to AES in Muzaffarpur.

Published: 24th June 2019 01:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th June 2019 01:23 PM   |  A+A-

Children showing symptoms of AES being treated in Muzaffarpur.

Children showing symptoms of AES being treated in Muzaffarpur. (File Photo | PTI)

Express News Service

PATNA: Taking cognizance of a case filed against Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Bihar state health minister Mangal Panday by a social activist, the court of the Muzaffarpur chief judicial magistrate on Monday directed the additional chief judicial magistrate to conduct an inquiry into the matter.

Tamanna Hashmi, a social activist, filed the case, accusing the ministers of negligence over the deaths of more than 120 children due to AES in Muzaffarpur. The court fixed the next date for hearing on June 28.

Hashmi had also put up a poster in the city announcing cash rewards for anyone who knows the whereabouts of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.

The activist has alleged that he was threatened with dire consequences by an unknown caller. He has lodged an FIR in this regard at the Ahiyapur police station.

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