Ludhiana (Punjab): Over a week after the Amritsar train accident, in which at least 60 people died, the National Student Union of India (NSUI) on Sunday organised an event a few meters away from the railway tracks in Dhuri Line.
Congress Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Surendra Singh Dawar was invited as the chief guest for the event, which was organised to appoint a new office bearer for the NSUI. I was completely unaware about where the event is being organised. Ever since I have come here, I have been asking people to stay away from the railway line. When I got to know about the location, I asked the concerned police station to ensure proper security near the tracks,” Dawar said.
According to Dawar, the organisers had taken permission from the concerned authorities for the event. However, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Gurdeep Singh Gosh has demanded an inquiry into the matter, stating that the authorities cannot give permission to conduct an event near the railway tracks.