Amritsar train tragedy: Navjot Singh Sidhu aide among 7 named in FIR

No arrests by GRP, fears law & order situation

Amritsar train tragedy: Navjot Singh Sidhu aide among 7 named in FIR

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Amritsar, July 10

A special investigation team (SIT) constituted by Punjab Police to probe the 2018 Dasehra train tragedy has nominated seven members of the organising committee, including former Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s aide Saurav Madaan, alias Mithu Madaan, to the FIR.

The Government Railway Police (GRP) said the organisers had held the event without mandatory permissions and safety measures. The programme was held at Dhobi Ghat that lacked space to accommodate large gatherings. Interestingly, the GRP submitted a challan in a local court without any arrests, fearing a law and order situation as they enjoyed “political patronage”. The GRP had registered a case under Sections 304-A (death by negligence), 337 (causing hurt) and 338 (grievous hurt) of the IPC on October 19, 2018. — TNS

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