A man who got injured in the tragic Amritsar train accident on Dussehra, Lakbir Singh, has filed a police complaint against the Dussehra event’s organiser Sourab Mithu Madan and former MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who was the chief guest at the event.
SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia was accompanying the victim when he went to the police station on Wednesday to lodge the complaint.
Avtar Singh, SHO of the Mohkampaura police station, has assured the victim that action would be taken on the complaint only after completion of the investigation.
Lakbir Singh has alleged that many families in the area lost their loved ones and wanted criminal proceedings against the organisers of the Dussehra event.
On Friday, a speeding passenger train mowed down revellers who were standing on railway tracks to watch the burning of a Ravan effigy at ‘Dhobi ghat’ ground near Joda Phatak in Amritsar.
The SAD and the BJP demanded that Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu and the area councillor be booked in connection with the tragedy, which claimed more than 60 lives.
Activists led by Akali leader Majithia and BJP leader Tarun Chugh, along with families of some of the other victims too, reached the Mohkampura police station and demanded that an FIR be lodged in the case.
The Government Railway Police has already filed an FIR in the case. The GRP had registered a case under sections 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 304A (causing death by negligence) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC on Saturday.
Addressing the media, Majithia alleged that Sidhu and his wife, who was the chief guest at the ill-fated event, are being shielded by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on the directions of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.