Protestors Sit On Tracks In Amritsar, Seek Action Against Train Driver

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who visited the accident site Saturday, has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.

Protestors Sit On Tracks In Amritsar, Seek Action Against Train Driver

The Punjab Police has deployed its personnel, including commandoes, to manage the crowd.

Amritsar:

The situation remained tense in Joda Patak on Sunday as locals continued with their sit-in demanding action against the train's driver, who they hold responsible for the death of 61 people who had assembled on train track to witness Dussehra celebrations on Friday.

Police said locals are sitting on railway tracks in Joda Patak, where the speeding Jalandhar-Amritsar train mowed down 61 people who were standing on train tracks to get a better view of the burning of Ravan effigy at a ground nearby.  

"We hope that the normalcy will be restored in the area by Sunday evening as the number of protestors have come down since Saturday," a senior police officer said.

The Punjab Police has deployed its personnel, including commandoes, to manage the crowd. The Rapid Action Force is also present in the Joda Patak area.

The district administration has said that 40 people have been identified.

The process of identifying the other persons is underway, it said.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who visited the accident site Saturday, has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.

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