Sidhus summoned to join magisterial probe

Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner B Purushartha, who is conducting a magisterial probe into the Amritsar train tragedy, on Wednesday served summons on Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu. The Sidhus have been told to appear on November 2.

Meanwhile, officers of the Railways, Government Railway Police (GRP), Municipal Corporation and Punjab Police got their statements recorded on Wednesday, including AIG Daljit Singh Rana, DSP Surinder, Pathankot GRP police station SHO Dharminder Kalyan, ACP (Traffic) Prabhjot Singh and Division A police station SHO Jaspal Singh. Estate Officer Sushant Bhatia also appeared before the probe officer.

Purushartha told The Tribune that all aspects of the tragic accident would be probed. He stated that the train driver and the gateman would also be summoned, if required.

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal and party general secretary Bikram Singh Majithia have been demanding that the Sidhus be arraigned in the case. Navjot Kaur Sidhu was the chief guest at the ill-fated Dasehra function in Amritsar East constituency, represented by her husband.

Source Tribune India