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There should be SC-monitored probe into Gorakhpur deaths: Cong

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the death of at least 30 children at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur, alleging that the government, through "operation cover-up", was attempting to bury the truth. The party said according to reports that have emerged till now, the unusually high number of deaths occurred due to neglect and mismanagement, and not due to any disease as is being claimed by the in the state. "The chief minister, the health minister, the principal of the Baba Raghav Das Medical College are all responsible for the deaths. The UP has blood on its hands.

And now they have launched an operation cover-up," spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill told a press conference here. The chief secretary-level probe ordered by the was an "eyewash", Shergill said, demanding an independent probe, under the supervision of a Supreme judge. "How can an accused probe allegations against himself?" he wondered, referring to the probe ordered by the Uttar Pradesh Yesterday, Adityanath rejected reports that the children died due to shortage of oxygen. He asserted that no one will be allowed to go scot-free and stern action will be taken against those responsible.

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 15:07 IST