Moments after Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh called for a magisterial probe into the tragic train accident in Amritsar, Commissioner of Municipal Corporation in the city, Sonali Giri has confirmed it to Republic TV on Saturday that no permission was sought by the organisers of the Dussehra event, where around 60 people have been killed by a speeding train, while they were watching the Ravana effigy burning.
“No permission was granted by the Municipal Corporation. They cannot carry any such events without the permission of the municipal corporation. If we get any such complaint, we normally file an FIR. Now that CM has himself called for a magisterial enquiry, we will file an FIR and investigate further against the organizers of the program, if they are found to be guilty after the probe. It depends upon the magisterial enquiry now,” Sonali Giri said while speaking to Republic TV.
Further, when questioned about the accessed letters, in which police has granted permission to the organising committee of the Dussehra event in Amritsar, the Amritsar Municipal Corporation Commissioner declared that investigation is going on against those letters also, since Amritsar police are also denying to have granted the permission for the Dussehra event near the railway tracks.
“There was no permission granted from MC Amritsar. I have got some news from the media that police gave them permission, but that also needs to checked upon, since police is also maintaining that they did not give any permission to conduct a Dussehra event to the organizers,” she said.
According to reports, the organiser of the event who is allegedly a close aide to Navjot Singh Sidhu is on the run and police is on the look-out for him. Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of Navjot Singh Sidhu was the chief guest of the event.
Meanwhile, earlier on Saturday, Republic TV accessed the local authorities' letter which proved that the police gave permission to organise the Dussehra event near the railway track. Here's the document: