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Amritsar train tragedy: ADGP Railways to probe incident, fix responsibility

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has already ordered a magisterial probe and a report will be submitted within four weeks

Press Trust of India  |  Jalandhar 

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The site of a railway accident near the venue of Dussehra festivities, at Joda Phatak in Amritsar | Photo: PTI

Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora on 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.   

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

First Published: Sun, October 21 2018. 17:50 IST