Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the stampede at Allahabad railway station that has claimed 36 lives so far was a matter of 'intensive inquiry'.

From media reports the stampede on Sunday night when thousands of Maha kumbh devotees were returning after the holy
dip at the Sangam on the occasion of Mauni Amavyasya there appears to be 'negligence of duty' on the part of the Railways administration, Kumar who was the Railway Minister in A B Vajpayee government said.
"When huge masses assemble at railway station on an occasion like kumbh there should be proper mechanism for crowd control and trains platform should not be changed at the last minute," Kumar, said.
He agreed with Supreme Court's view that a large number of security personnel deputed for VIP security has become a 'status symbol'.
"Even people who are a threat to the society get security coverage," he said adding a proper review of threat perception of a person seeking security cover should be done.


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