Amritsar, October 21: Two days after the tragic train accident that took place Joda Phatak of Amritsar, a massive protest has rocked Amritsar On Sunday. One security personnel was injured after protesters pelted stones on police when being asked to clear railway tracks where they were protesting against the train accident. He received injuries in his eyes. Locals had started protesting on Saturday, raising slogans against the state government and demanding action against the train’s driver. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has also directed Amritsar District Commissoner and Commissioner of Police to make a detailed socio-economic profile of each victim of the accident.
The Rapid Action Force is also present in the Joda Patak area. Yesterday, a day after the tragic train incident which took place in Amritsar, the Punjab Chief Minister visited the injured at various hospitals in the city. The CM has ordered the immediate release of Rs. 3 Crore to DC Amritsar for payment of ex-gratia to the families of the deceased. Amritsar Dussehra Event Host Told Navjot Kaur Sidhu '5,000 Standing on Tracks For You', Failed to Alert Railways
Amritsar:1 security personnel injured after protesters pelted stones on police when being asked to clear railway tracks where they were protesting against #AmritsarTrainAccident. Head Constable Amritpal Singh says 'They're pelting stones.He received injuries in his eyes.' #Punjab pic.twitter.com/AfdITOEJqQ
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Captain Singh also ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident. Due to the incident, various trains were cancelled and diverted on the route. Around 60 people were killed, and at least 70 people were injured in the tragic incident. The people were gathered on the railway tracks to watch Ravan Dahan, when a speeding train ran over them at Joda Phatak. Amritsar Train Accident: Railways Rules Out Drivers' Fault, Will Launch 'Biggest Anti-Trespassing Drive'
Meanwhile, the Northern Railways claimed that gate no-27 is a manned level crossing gate and it was closed for road traffic for passing the train. Former MLA of the area Navjot Kaur Sidhu was the chief of the Dussehra event. After the incident people also raised slogans against her.