Tripura Govt orders magisterial probe to find loopholes in chariot tragedy: Minister Ratan Lal Nath

The state parliamentary affairs minister Ratan Lal Nath on Monday said that the government had ordered for magisterial probe into the chariot tragedy, where at least eight including three children charred to death after the chariot of Lord Jagnnath comes in touch with a high tension overhead electricity wire in Kumarghat.

Participating in a discussion in the Assembly on the chariot disaster issue the minister said that a magisterial probe is ordered to identify the loopholes and negligence on the part of both the administrations and the organisers.

Responding to the opposition MLAs’ demand for a judicial probe by a sitting High Court judge, Minister Nath said that let the magisterial probe finished first, then the state government would think over the demand of the opposition.

Meanwhile, the leader of opposition Animesh Debbarma, who argued the magisterial probe in the assembly on Monday said, “It is necessary to identify the main culprit who changed the route of the chariot in Kumarghat despite the administration marked a different route for the chariot. The change of route had caused the tragedy.”

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