Amritsar train mishap: Municipal Corporation to provide jobs to deceased's kin
Meanwhile, B Purushartha, Divisional Commissioner (Jalandhar) said that 51 eyewitnesses have recorded their statements on camera as part of the investigation.
"Inquiry is being conducted under the order of Punjab Govt. It'll be a fair and transparent inquiry. Today we kept this day for the public inquiry. We had 51 eyewitnesses who came and shared information with us. They were duly examined and their statements were recorded on camera. We have also kept another day on 29th for the public hearing," he said.
He also said that organisers of the Dussehra event have also been summoned as part of the investigation.
"We have sent summons to organisers to appear before us as well as to the railway officers. Today we also examined District Collector of Amritsar and Deputy Superintendent of Police, Amritsar. In coming days as the inquiry progresses we will examine more officers," he said.
Purushartha also asserted that as per initial timeframe he will complete the inquiry within one month and will submit a report to the Punjab government.
Dussehra celebrations turned fatal in Choura Bazar near Jhoda Phatak area of Amritsar on October 19 as a train ran over the crowd standing along train tracks to watch an effigy of Ravana being burnt. At least 60 people died while 57 sustained injuries.