WB govt gives consent to CBI probe into Sainthia rail accident
Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Wednesday
gave its consent to the Union Home Ministry for a CBI inquiry
into the July 19 Sainthia rail accident in West Bengal`s
Birbhum district that left 66 passengers dead.
"We have sent our opinion to the MHA saying they can go
ahead with the CBI probe into the Sainthia rail accident if
they wanted. The state government will have no objection
though the CID investigation ordered by the state government
has already progressed a lot," Home Secretary Samar Ghosh said
The Ministry of Home Affairs in a recent communication
had sought the state government`s opinion on a CBI inquiry
into the accident as demanded by Railway Minister Mamata
The Railways, had also urged the MHA for a CBI probe into
The Sealdah-bound Uttarbanga Express had collided with
the rear of the Ranchi-bound Vananchal Express at the Sainthia
The CBI is also probing the May 28 Jnaneshwari train
disaster which claimed 148 lives in West Midnapore district.
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