Four-member committee to probe Santragachi stampede

Updated: Oct 25, 2018, 09:59 IST | A Correspondent | Kolkata

The inquiry panel comprising SER principal chief commercial manager, principal chief engineer, principal chief security commissioner-cum-IG and chief safety officer will look into allegations of "negligence" levelled against the Railways

Passengers wait in queues at a platform at Santragachi station a day after a stampede took place at the premises in West Bengal. Pic/PTI
Passengers wait in queues at a platform at Santragachi station a day after a stampede took place at the premises in West Bengal. Pic/PTI

The Railways on Wednesday formed a four-member committee to inquire into circumstances that led to a stampede at Santragachi station, killing two persons and injuring 15 others, a South Eastern Railway spokesperson said.

The inquiry panel comprising SER principal chief commercial manager, principal chief engineer, principal chief security commissioner-cum-IG and chief safety officer will look into allegations of "negligence" levelled against the Railways, spokesperson Sanjay Ghosh said.

"Among other allegations, the committee will also probe claims of a last-minute change in platform for an incoming train, apparently leading to cross-movement of passengers on the FOB at the station," Ghosh explained.

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