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2013 Kumbh stampede: Judicial commission's report to be tabled in state legislature

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The government on Tuesday accepted a judicial commission's report on a stampede at railway station during 2013 and gave its nod for tabling it in the state legislature, an official said.

Nearly 40 people were killed and several injured in the stampede which took place on February 10, 2013. The incident was probed by Justice (retd) Omkareshwar Bhatt.

The state cabinet, during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, gave its nod for tabling the report in both Houses of the state legislature, the said.

He said the government will take note of the recommendations in the report to ensure that the Ardh Kumbh, which will start on January 15, passes off smoothly.

The government spokesperson, however, refused to divulge the details of the report before it was presented in the House.

In its report, the (CAG) of had held that the stampede took place because of lack of proper coordination and absence of disaster management plans, besides security staff crunch on part of the railways.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 18:25 IST
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