Five booked for Varanasi bridge stampede

The five accused reportedly gave wrong information to the administration about the expected gathering while seeking permission for the event.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:October 18, 2016 4:19 am
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Two days after a stampede on a bridge on the Varanasi-Chandauli border left 25 people dead, police on Monday lodged an FIR against five followers of the Jai Gurudev sect who organised the religious procession.

The five accused reportedly gave wrong information to the administration about the expected gathering while seeking permission for the event.

Meanwhile, the state government constituted a one-member judicial commission headed by a retired Allahabad High Court judge to conduct an inquiry into the incident. Justice (retd) Raj Mani Chauhan has been asked to complete the inquiry in two months, a statement issued by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s office said.

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