Published On: Wed, Aug 23rd, 2017

UP Chief Secretary files probe report on Gorakhpur tragedy

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday submitted to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath his report on the death of over 63 children at the BRD medical college in Gorakhpur between August 7-12, reportedly due to lack of oxygen supply, an official said.

The government had warned that the guilty would face exemplary punishment

Chief Minister had set up a committee of the Chief Secretary and two other officials on August 1, to probe the incident and submit a report to him by August 19 but the report was however submitted three days later.

Informed sources said the fact finding team found six persons, including BRD Medical College’s suspended Principal Rajeev Mishra, to be responsible.

The government had warned that the guilty would face exemplary punishment.

Sources said that it was just a matter of time before FIR against persons responsoible for the tragedy is registered and the law catches the guilty.

Two senior officials, including Mishra and Dr Kafeel Khan have been placed under suspension.


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