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Punjab CM orders Magisterial probe in Amritsar Train tragedy

ONI Bureau:  Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the Amritsar train accident after visiting injured at Guru Nanak Dev government hospital in Amritsar and kin of those killed in the tragedy.

The CM also visited the accident site and directed Home Secretary NS Kalsi to prepare detailed guidelines for permission to hold religious & social congregations, in order to prevent the kind of tragedy during any celebrations in Punjab.

The Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner will conduct an inquiry within four weeks into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 61 people were crushed by a speeding train.

Meantime,  the Railways has strongly denied any responsibility for the accident and said they were not intimated about the Dussehra event either by the event organisers or area administration.

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