Amritsar: Amritsar Mayor Kamaljeet Singh on Thursday said that the municipal corporation has decided to give jobs to family members of those who were killed in the Amritsar train accident. The decision has been taken on instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, he said.
“Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had asked us to provide jobs to the family members of those who were killed in Amritsar Train Accident. Municipal Corporation has decided to give jobs to them. A resolution will be passed on October 27 in this regard,” he told ANI.
Meanwhile, 51 eyewitnesses have recorded their statements on camera as part of the investigation.
“Inquiry is being conducted under the order of Punjab Govt. It’ll be a fair and transparent inquiry. Today we kept this day for the public inquiry. We had 51 eyewitnesses who came and shared information with us. They were duly examined and their statements were recorded on camera. We have also kept another day on 29th for the public hearing,” B Purushartha, Divisional Commissioner (Jalandhar) said.
Further, he informed that organisers of the Dussehra event have also been summoned as part of the investigation. “We have sent summons to organisers to appear before us as well as to the railway officers. Today we also examined District Collector of Amritsar and Deputy Superintendent of Police, Amritsar. In coming days as the inquiry progresses we will examine more officers,” he said.
Dussehra celebrations turned fatal in Choura Bazar near Jhoda Phatak area of Amritsar on October 19 as a train ran over the crowd standing along train tracks to watch an effigy of Ravana being burnt. At least 60 people died while 57 sustained injuries.
(Inputs from ANI)