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Mata Vaishno Devi Stampede: Probe committee reaches incident spot

The committee has also been asked to suggest appropriate standard operating procedures and measures for preventing the recurrence of such incidents in the future.

Katra: Three-member committee formed by Jammu and Kashmir Govt to probe Stampede incident at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine reaches incident spot. Chief Secretary Arun Mehta also with team, news channel News18 reported.

Jammu Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer, who is a member of the high-level committee probing the stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, has asked people to contact the probe panel in case they want to share any facts, information or any other evidence related to the tragic incident

The public notice was issued by Jammu Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer, who is one of the members of the committee constituted by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to probe the incident.

Heavy rush of devotees at Darshani Deodi of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, in Reasi district (Photo: PTI)

A police probe into the stampede at the Vaishno Devi shrine will go on along with the investigation of a high-powered committee, and action will be taken against those involved in the scuffle that led to the incident, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said on Sunday, news agency PTI reported.

The J-K government on Saturday ordered a high-level probe headed by Principal Secretary (Home) to investigate the incident in which 12 persons died and left 16 others were injured. The probe team includes the Additional Director General of Police (Jammu) and Divisional Commissioner of Jammu.

“The committee shall submit its report within a week’s time to the Government. The committee shall examine in detail the causes/reasons behind the incident and point out the lapses and fix the responsibility thereof,” the official order said.

The committee has also been asked to suggest appropriate standard operating procedures and measures for preventing the recurrence of such incidents in the future.

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