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Hathras Stampede, three member judicial commission constituted, Agra police cancels two congregations of 'Bhole Baba', NCW chief visits site

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UP Governor has constitute

UP Governor has constituted three-member Judicial Inquiry Commission under the Chairmanship of Justice (Retd.) Brijesh Kumar Srivastava of the Allahabad High Court to ensure comprehensiveness of the subject matter and transparency in the Hathras stampede case that claimed 121 lives.

Uttar Pradesh Police has filed an FIR on Wednesday at Sikandra Rau police station regarding the death of 121 people in a stampede during a religious event organised in Hathras district on Tuesday. However, Bhole Baba, the man behind the 'Satsang' that led to the stampede, has not been named in the FIR. 

Sensing the gravity of the situation, the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited Hathras on Wednesday following a stampede at a religious congregation that claimed the lives of 121 people on Tuesday. Previously, the state government announced compensation of 2 lakh to the families of those who perished in the tragedy.

It is now learnt that two congregations of 'Bhole Baba' has been cancelled by Agra Police. National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma, who too visited the stampede site, told reporters that irregularities were caused by the 'sevak'.

“I spoke with the Police and they too said that they have registered an FIR against. I have said that whoever that Guru was, an FIR should be registered against him...He didn't click photos so that he couldn't come to the front and no evidence could come up. He used to make people deposit their phones. So, there is certainly something wrong. Police will investigate and find out if it was a pre-conceived scheme", she said.