Amritsar (Punjab): Congress leader and Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Friday slammed people “politicising” the Amritsar train mishap.
Navjot Kaur, who was the chief guest of the Ravana effigy burning event where the incident took place, said that she came to know about the accident as soon as she left the site.
“The effigy of Ravan was burnt and I had just left the site when the incident happened. Dussehra celebrations are held there every year. People who are doing politics over this incident should be ashamed,” she told ANI.
She further said that the priority is the treatment of the inured and identification of the deceased. Navjot Kaur, who is present at Civil Hospital where the injured are being treated said that she will be there for the entire night to help the people.
Earlier, MP from Amritsar, Gurjeet Singh Aujla said that “probe will be conducted into the incident, and action will be taken against those found guilty, even if it is Navjot Kaur Sidhu.”
More than 50 people were killed and over 30 injured after a train ran into people watching Dussehra celebrations near a train track in Amritsar’s Choura Bazar on Friday.
Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ordered a probe into the incident and directed senior officials to rush to the accident spot.