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Rail traffic resorted on Amritsar-Pathankot

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 13:50

Batala: The rail traffic on the Amritsar- Pathankot railway section of Firozepur division was resorted in the wee hours of Friday following assurance from DIG border Range for a high level probe into the suicide of a 55-year-old man here.

Parampal Singh Umranangal, DIG border Range assured the protesters to constitute a three member high level committee which included SSP Batala to ascertain the cause of the suicide.

Committee will give its report within 72 hours, he said.

Farman Masih (55), a resident of Khera village in Gurdaspur district allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train in Amritsar last night. His relatives alleged that Inspector Vidhaya Sagar used to harass him for money which led him to take the extreme step.

Protesters placed Masih`s body on the rail track demanding that Sagar, who is posted in Batala district, be booked on charge of abetting suicide.

The passengers of Jammu-Hatia TATA Morie Express were stranded at Batala railway station since 6 PM while trains from Amritsar to Pathankot were also standing on different railway stations.


First Published: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 08:23

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