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U.P. orders probe into Allahabad stampede

PTI Lucknow | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on February 18, 2013

The Uttar Pradesh Government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the Allahabad Railway Station stampede that left 37 people dead.

Principal Secretary (Home) R.M. Srivastava said retired High Court judge Justice Omkareshar Bhatt has been entrusted with the inquiry into the incident which took place on Mauni Amavasya on February 10.

He said Justice Bhatt would submit his report in two months. The State Government had earlier ordered an inquiry by the Chairman of the revenue board.

The stampede had occurred at the Allahabad Railway Station when thousands of passengers, mostly Maha Kumbh devotees returning after taking the holy dip at the Sangam on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya, had gathered to board a train.

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Published on February 18, 2013
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