Vaishno Devi Stampede
Vaishno Devi Stampede: Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said that according to the initial reports, the stampede occurred after an argument broke out between two groups of people while discussing an issue.around 2.45 am outside the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine.
High-level probe ordered into Vaishno Devi stampede, yatra resumes
PM Modi monitoring situation, Union Minister rushes to Vaishno Devi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the incident. He also spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to take stock of the situation.
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, who has rushed to Vaishno Devi, has said that PM Modi is constantly monitoring the situation at the shrine.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally monitoring and keeping track of the tragic situation arising out of stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. Prime Minister has conveyed his sympathies to bereaved families and issued instructions to provide all possible medical aid and assistance to the injured,” Jitendra Singh tweeted.
High-level probe ordered
Meanwhile, L-G Sinha has said that a high-level inquiry into the stampede has been ordered. He said that the inquiry committee will be headed by Principal Secretary (Home) with ADGP, Jammu and Divisional Commissioner, Jammu as members.
He also announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin of each deceased and Rs 2 lakh to each injured. Shrine board to bear the cost of treatment of injured, he added. “Deeply pained at the loss of lives due to stampede at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. My condolences to the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured,” Sinha tweeted
It’s really unfortunate that it got happened at time the time of very first day of this new year