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Mobile tower shuts after supreme court order over man claims caused cancer

 2017-04-12 06:55:04.0

Mobile tower shuts after supreme court order over man claims caused cancer

Tahlka News Desk
New Delhi: After hearing the plea of 42 year old man Supreme Court has ordered to shut down the mobile phone tower where a man claims that the electromagnetic radiation from the tower affected him with cancer.

Harish Chand Tiwari, working as a domestic help in Gwalior's Dal Bazar area, had moved the apex court last year, urging the top court to shutdown a BSNL tower illegally installed on a neighbour's rooftop in 2002.

He claims that the tower had exposed him to harmful radiation for the last 14 years,

The alleged filed a plea with the help of advocate Nivedita Sharma complaining that he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma caused by continuous and prolonged exposure to radiation.

Ascting on Tiwari's plea a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha dirested the BSNL to deactivate the tower within seven days.

The SC last year initiated a scrutiny of "deleterious" effects of radiation emanating from mobile towers and sought a report from the centre on several aspects including steps taken to enforce standards for such emissions.

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