Amritsar train accident: ADGP Railways to conduct probe to fix responsibility

There has been “negligence” on someone's part and this probe has been ordered to fix accountability, the DGP told media persons on the sidelines of the 59th Police Commemoration Day parade.

By: PTI | Jalandhar | Published: October 21, 2018 7:39:26 pm
Amritsar train accident: Speeding trains got no caution, Railways says no one told us about the event Train Accident during the occasion of the Hindu festival of Dussehra in Amritsar on October 19, 2018. (Express photo by RANA SIMRANJIT SINGH)

Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora Sunday said Additional Director General of Police (Railways) Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota will conduct an inquiry into the Amritsar train accident to fix responsibility.

There has been “negligence” on someone’s part and this probe has been ordered to fix accountability, the DGP told media persons on the sidelines of the 59th Police Commemoration Day parade.

Arora said it was a tragic incident and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has already ordered a magisterial probe under Divisional Commissioner, Jalandhar, B Purusartha, who would submit a report within four weeks.

He said ADGP Sahota would also conduct an inquiry to ensure that those responsible for the accident are nailed.

At least 59 people were killed Friday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy was run over by a train near Joda Phatak here.

At least 300 people were watching the ‘Ravana dahan’ at a ground adjacent to railway tracks.

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