Train tragedy: Dept acts against 4 civic officials

Amritsar, February 23

Two years after a train tragedy claimed the lives of more than 50 persons, the state government has initiated departmental action against the guilty civic officials, including MC secretary Sushant Bhatia.

Secretary, Local Bodies Department, Ajoy Kumar Sinha, on Tuesday stopped the increment of Sushant Bhatia and superintendent Pushpinder Singh for two years while superintendent Girish Kumar (retd) and inspector Kewal Krishan (retd) would face a five per cent cut in their pension for two years.

However, the government has closed the case against additional divisional fire officer Kashmir Singh (retd) as charges could not be proved against him.

Earlier, Amarjit Singh Katari, former Additional District and Sessions Judge, who had conducted the judicial probe into the incident, had found four civic employees “guilty of negligence”. — TNS

Fire officer absolved of all charges

  • The government has closed the case against additional divisional fire officer Kashmir Singh (retd) as charges could not be proved against him
  • Earlier, Amarjit Singh Katari, former Additional District and Sessions Judge, who had conducted the judicial probe into the incident, had found four civic employees “guilty of negligence”

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