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Police deploys commandoes to manage crowd

PTI
Published Oct 22, 2018, 12:58 am IST
Updated Oct 22, 2018, 12:58 am IST
Minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha had ruled out an inquiry into the incident on Saturday.
Manoj Sinha
 Manoj Sinha

Amritsar: A police commando and a photojournalist were injured on Sunday when protesters pelted stones and clashed with security personnel who removed them from a rail track where 59 Dasara revellers were mowed down by a train, officials said, adding traffic was restored on the route.

Minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha had ruled out an inquiry into the incident on Saturday.

 

“There was a curve. The driver couldn’t have seen it. What should we order an inquiry about? Trains travel in speed only,” said Mr Sinha.

In a Facebook post Sunday, railway board chairman Ashwani Lohani maintained the Indian Railways’ stand on the matter.

“Today we called a spade a spade. If IR is not at fault why beat about the bush. If our staff have done no wrong why hang them. We have to come out of our shells if the organisation has to flourish,” he said. Earlier in the day, the Punjab Police cleared the track off the protesters who were staging a sit-in.

 

They resorted to stone-pelting and clashed with security personnel after being removed, officials said. A punjab police commando and a photojournalist were injured during the clash, they said. The protestors were raising slogans against the state government and demanding resignation of Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. 

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Location: India, Punjab, Amritsar




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