Kumbh stampede: HC defers hearing on PIL seeking judicial probe
Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court Thursday deferred till Monday hearing on a petition seeking a judicial probe into the stampede at the railway station here, in which 37 people were killed and 39 others injured.
A division bench comprising justices Sushil Harkauli and Manoj Misra asked the petitioner, A K Bisen, to "apprise the court under what provisions" an order could be passed for a judicial inquiry into the stampede.
The petitioner, a local lawyer, had also demanded that FIRs be lodged against "erring officers".
Advocate General S P Gupta, who represented the UP government, told the court that a high-level inquiry has already been ordered by the state government.
The stampede took place at the Allahabad Junction on Sunday, February 10.
While the UP government has set up an inquiry committee headed by the Chairman of the Revenue Board, the Railways have ordered a probe by a panel headed by a Railway Board member.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Prashant Bhushan questions Arvind Kejriwal on Lokpal through press conference
- PM Modi addresses the nation during Maan Ki baat
- Delhi police arrests BSF personnel, ISI operative for espionage
- Exclusive: Prakash Javadekar's views on issue of climate change before UN summit
- Kerala's Sunni religious leader calls gender equality ‘un-Islamic’
- Women fit only to deliver children, gender equality un-islamic: Kerala Muslim leader
- Russia strikes down Goa, India from its safe travel destinations list
- Arvind Kejriwal backs Tarun Gogoi's claim over Guv favouring BJP, suspects 'coop federalism'
- Intolerance issue: Aamir Khan's remarks 'innocent', says Rajkumar Hirani
- PM Modi leaves for Paris to take part in Climate Conference