“Arrangements in Kumbh by Azam Khan are very appreciable but this unfortunate accident happened and in this situation we all are very sad and we together should give condolences to the victims' families. Who is responsible for this and who is not will only come out after the investigation but we now we can’t ignore his contribution in making Kumbh a success,” Yadav was quoted as saying by NNIS.
The stampede occurred on 10th February around 7 pm at platform number 5 and 6 at Allahabad station. Several media reports blamed police lathicharge for the stampede.
Various political parties started blaming SP goverment and railways. But railways clearly said that it is not their responsibility to manage crowd but only to ferry passengers to their destination. “People should realise that Railways are not supposed to manage crowds. Its duty is to ferry people to their destinations,” Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said.
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