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Akhilesh Yadav orders probe into Varanasi stampede

1 man enquiry commission to probe into the stampede has been set up by the state govt

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Akhilesh Yadav
Akhilesh Yadav

Chief Minster has ordered a judicial probe into the which claimed 25 lives and left over 100 people injured.

The chief minister has constituted a one-man enquiry commission to probe into the stampede, a government release issued here said today.

The commission will be headed by retired Judge of High Court, Justice Rajmani Chauhan, who has been asked to submit his report within two months, the release said.

As many as 25 people, mostly women, were killed in the stampede on the overcrowded Rajghat Ganga bridge in Varanasi on Saturday.

The incident happened when thousands of Jai Guru Dev followers were on their way to attend a religious congregation, two kms away in a village in Chandauli district.

First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 13:57 IST