People were told repeatedly to occupy vacant seats in the ground: Navjot Kaur
In another development, a letter has surfaced which suggested that the Dussehra committee had written a letter to the police, seeking security arrangements for the celebrations at Dhobi Ghat ground. In reply, Assistant Sub-Inspector Daljeet Singh said that the police have no objections in this regard.
Meanwhile, former Chief Minister of Bihar and ex-Railway Minister Lalu Prasad also expressed grief over the death of the people in the accident. His daughter Chanda Yadav said her father, who is admitted in RIMS at Ranchi, asked people of Bihar to hold patience.
Earlier on Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ordered a magisterial inquiry under Divisional Commissioner of Jalandhar to ascertain the cause of the train accident.
The accident took place on Friday evening in Choura Bazar near Joda Phatak area after a train, ran over the crowd who were watching Dussehra celebrations near the train track. Besides those killed, 57 were injured in the incident.