STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Mumbai residents file petition seeking NIA investigation into Elphinstone stampede

The PIL requests the court to direct Maharashtra government to take proper care of the admitted injured victims in the hospital.

Published: 03rd October 2017 07:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd October 2017 07:01 PM   |  A+A-

Passengers caught in a stampede at Elphinstone railway station's foot over bridge in Mumbai on Friday. | PTI

By ANI

MUMBAI: Mumbai residents Faisal Yusuf Banaraswala and Abdul Rehman Qureshi on Tuesday filed a petition in the Bombay High Court seeking a National Investigation Agency (NIA) investigation into the stampede at Elphistone Station that occurred on Friday, killing 23 people.
 
The petitioners state that according to a complained submitted, the police is required to “investigate the crime” keeping in view the possibility of soft terror attack by terrorists.
 
According to petitioners, the circulation of rumors of the Foot Over Bridge (FOB) collapsing that led to the stampede could be a trick played for soft terror attack.
 
The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) also demands that Centre and State government pay a compensation of not less than Rs 20 lakhs to the family of the victims.
 
Additionally, the PIL requests the court to direct the government to end physical and policy bottlenecks, and install facilities in the railway stations that can abate the unfortunate incident in future.
 
The PIL also requests the court to direct state government to take proper care of the admitted injured victims in the hospital.
 
23 people were killed and over 39 seriously got injured in a rush-hour stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone railway station's foot over bridge on September 29. 
 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp