Fresh inquiry into train disaster will cause delays: CPI(M)

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 18:02

New Delhi: CPI(M) on Tuesday said investigations
into the Jnaneswari Express derailment by state CID was almost
over and any fresh inquiry would result in a delay in the
truth coming out in the incident.

Senior CPI(M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechury told
reporters here that the probe by the West Bengal CID was in
the final stages.
He said "The Union Home Minister concurred with the view
of the state Chief Minister... It was decided that let the CID
inquiry complete. A fresh enquiry will result in delay."

The West Bengal government had yesterday ruled out a CBI
inquiry into the May 28 Jnaneswari Express disaster in West
Midnapore district which claimed 148 lives.

"The CID probe has progressed a great deal and the state
government does not feel that a parallel inquiry is
necessary," Home Secretary Samar Ghosh had said.

However, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has alleged a
"political conspiracy" behind the disaster and has been
demanding for a CBI investigation.
She had said that Railways had requested the Home
Ministry for a CBI probe since the mishap took place in
`jangalmahal` where joint operations against Naxals were on.


First Published: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 18:02

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