Amritsar tragedy: Case in Bihar court against Sidhu’s wife; NHRC notices to Railways, Punjab Govt

AMRITSAR/MUZAFFARPUR: Amid a blame-game over the Amritsar tragedy, a case was filed in a Bihar court on Monday holding organisers of the Dussehra event and chief guest Navjod Kaur Sidhu responsible for mowing down of several revellers by a passing train, while the NHRC served notices to the Railways and the Punjab Government.

Congress MP Sunil Jakhar and Punjab minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, however, came forward in defence of Sidhu and sought to put the blame on the Railways officials for the tragic incident in which nearly 60 persons, including for migrants from Bihar, had died while watching the Dussehra celebrations from across the tracks on Friday evening.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who has gone to Israel, reviewed the situation through video-conference with the State Government officials and asked them to expedite the process of providing relief and compensation to the families of those dead and to the injured. (AGENCIES)