Amritsar tragedy: Used to crossing tracks at will, Joda Phatak locals say 'we're victims, why treat us as criminals'
For, living right next to the railway tracks, the locals of Joda Phatak in Amritsar have become accustomed to crossing them at will. They are also angry because they feel that no government agency - the railways, police or administration - has accepted any responsibility for the incident.
The Amritsar police on Saturday said though they had given a "no objection" certificate for the Dussehra celebration near Joda Phatak here, the organisers did not take permission from the municipal corporation and the pollution department.
Manoj Sinha rules out action against driver of train that killed 59, says railways not at fault in Amritsar tragedy
Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha Saturday ruled out any punitive action against the driver of the train that mowed down Dussehra revellers in Amritsar, saying there was no negligence on the part of the national transporter.