Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Dilbagh Singh said the police will probe the Vaishno Devi shrine stampede incident and take action against the culprits.
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh told PTI that preliminary information from the scene suggests there was a minor altercation between some young boys, and within seconds, there was a stampede.
According to the Vaishno Devi Shrine board, 35000 pilgrims were allowed to proceed for yatra on 31st December 2021 and for 1st Jan. 2022 against the allowed capacity of 50,000.
Langer and Singh are part of a high-level committee formed under instructions of Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Manoj Sinha and headed by the principal secretary (home) to inquire into the stampede at the shrine.
Two members of Vaishno Devi shrine stampede inquiry committee visit Katra to take review situation and oversee adherence to Covid guidelines.
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh reached the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital to visit the injured devotees while two members of the inquiry committee reached Katra to review situation.
The incident occurred in Mahakaleshwar Siva Temple in Ujjain on Monday after the arrival of Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan caused a commotion.
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