Elphinstone stampede PIL filed. A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking that railway officials should be booked for negligence and culpable homicide in connection with the stampede at the Elphinstone Road railway station in which 22 people were killed.The public interest litigation (PIL) was submitted yesterday to the high court registry by city resident Pradeep Bhalekar in which inquiry has been sought into the railway station stampede incident and also urge to supervise the matter.“This is complete negligence on part of the railways. A case under section 304 (II) of the IPC for culpable homicide needs to be registered against the railway officials concerned,” the petition said.The plea also sought measures to be undertaken to ensure safety of commuters.
“The railways has to be also directed to take action against illegal hawkers and encroachers on foot overbridges (FoB) to reduce crowding,” the PIL said.Due to sudden rain, people waited at station. When it stopped raining there was chaos to go out, stampede occurred in which at least 23 persons were killed and more than 30 people injured in a stampede at Elphinstone railway station’s foot over bridge on Sep. 29
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