Train driver said this on Amritsar tragedy, detained for now

But the Punjab Police and Railway Police have detained him for questioning at the Ludhiana Railway Station.

The massive train tragedy that unfolded in Amritsar has begun to unravel itself now.

It is said that the driver of the train that mowed down 60 people and injured nearly 72 has told police officials that he had received a green signal and had no idea that hundreds of people were standing on the track.

But the Punjab Police and Railway Police have detained him for questioning at the Ludhiana Railway Station.

The driver meanwhile has gone on to claim that he was given a green signal and all clear.

Meanwhile, railway officials are also gathering information on how the linemen posted along the tracks near the Jora Phatak area failed to inform the train driver that nearly 700 people were present near the railway tracks and were watching burning of a Ravan effigy on Dussehra evening.

Even the Divisional Railway Manager, Fereozpur, Vivek Kumar stated that the Railway is not responsible for the accident and that the locopilot had taken steps that were required.

He added that this accident took place due to trespassing of railway tracks.

Railway authorities meanwhile have been hinting that the local police did not prevent the people from coming on the live and busy railway tracks.

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered a probe into the accident.

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