NHRC issues notice to Rly Board Chairman on stampede incident

Taking cognisance of the stampede incident at the railway station here in May, the NHRC has issued a notice to the Railway Board Chairman and Northern Railways GM asking them to submit a report within four weeks.

Updated: Jul 07, 2010, 13:53 PM IST

New Delhi: Taking cognisance of the stampede
incident at the railway station here in May, the NHRC has
issued a notice to the Railway Board Chairman and Northern
Railways General Manager asking them to submit a report,
including details of compensation to families of the victims,
within four weeks.

The Commission took cognisance of the case on the basis of
a complaint filed by rights activist and lawyer Prabir Kumar
Das.

On May 16, two persons were killed and eight injured in a
stampede triggered by a last minute change in platforms for
two trains at the New Delhi Railway Station.

Das, in his complaint, alleged that the stampede took
place due to negligence of Railway officials.

Seeking the Commission`s intervention in the matter, Das
prayed for an inquiry into the incident and action against
"negligent" officials besides compensation for the victims.

PTI