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The Supreme Court on Monday slapped a fine of rs 25,000 on Delhi government for delay in filing report on the number of dengue and Chikungunya cases in Delhi.

The AAP government on September 30 had blamed the spread of chikunguniya infection in the national capital on officers hesitant to work.

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In a hearing before a Supreme Court Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur, senior advocate Ajit Kumar Sinha, representing the Lieutenant-Governor’s office, pointed to a statement made by the Delhi government suggesting an atmosphere of confusion prevailing in the governance of the national capital.

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The affidavit said officers are not willing to take any responsibility and files are sent to the Lieutenant Governor’s office for clearance.

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An annoyed Bench had then directed the Delhi government to place on record the names of all these recalcitrant officers on October 3.