Railways Agrees To Probe Amritsar Train Tragedy After Initially Ruling Out Any Investigation


Railways Agrees To Probe Amritsar Train Tragedy After Initially Ruling Out Any Investigation

The Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety will probe the Amritsar tragedy in which 60 Dussehra revellers were mowed down by a passing train, the Indian Railways said on Friday, nearly two weeks after it had ruled out any investigation in the tragedy.

A day after the accident on 19 October, the railways had termed it a “case of trespassing”.

In a statement on Friday, the railways, however, said since the CCRS can conduct an inquiry even in those cases where it is not mandatory as per law and rules, it will do the same in this case as well. Read more

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