New Delhi: The Punjab and Railway Police have questioned the driver of a train crushing 59 people in Amritsar and interrogated them. Punjab Police officials say that drivers of DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) were taken into custody from Ludhiana railway station and questioned about the incident on Friday night.
Sources said that the driver said that he gave a green signal and the route was clear, but he had no idea that a large number of people were standing on the railway track. An official said that the driver immediately informed the Amritsar station master after the accident.
No action has been taken against organizers of Dussehra program yet. Police sources say that organizers have become underground. After the incident, the GRP has registered an FIR under section 304, 304A, 337. No one has been named in this. Police officers say that the train drivers, railway officials and local administration are being investigated.
Railway officials are gathering information in this context. Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha visited the spot on Friday night. He said that the incident is under investigation and the incident is unfortunate.
Embarrassing: Amritsar people were taking self-help instead of helping the injured in the accident
The railway administration has defended itself on the incident. Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani said, “There was no information given to the railway administration to hold programs near the main line. People were watching the Dussehra program from the track, people needed to be more conscious. There should be no encroachment on railway tracks. “The witnesses said that at the time the train was passed, the victims were watching the Ravana combustion and making video from its mobile.
After ravana dahan and crackers broke out in Jauda gate area of Amritsar, some of the crowd started moving towards the tracks of the railing where already a large number of people were standing and watching Ravana combustion. At around 7 pm, the DMU train was passing from Jauda gate, the DMU train was coming to Jalandhar from Amritsar. The train went on crushing people standing on the track During the Ravana combustion, the arrival of the train in the sound of firecrackers was not known and there was a painful accident.