UP minister, four officials injured as stage collapses
The stage was set up for distributing crop loan waiver certificates to farmers. There are no major injuries as aluminium angles installed to support the pandal did not break.lucknow Updated: Sep 10, 2017 19:37 IST
Uttar Pradesh technical and medical education minister Ashutosh Tandon and four others suffered minor injuries when the stage set up for distributing crop loan waiver certificates to farmers collapsed at the sports stadium in Sant Kabir Nagar district on Sunday.
Chief development officer (CDO) Hakim Singh, additional district magistrate (ADM) Shishir Srivastav and two other officials were among those injured. The incident occurred as soon as the minister began his address, said a source.
No one suffered any major injuries as aluminium angles installed to support the pandal did not break, the source added.
“The DM has set up a three-member committee to probe the matter. The panel comprises the ASP, the CDO and the ADM. Action will be taken against those found guilty,” said superintendent of police (SP) Hemraj Meena.
“This is a serious incident. Sheer negligence by administration resulted in the mishap. Also, there was a danger of a short circuit that could have led to a major mishap,” said Digvijay Narayan, the BJP legislator from Sant Kabir Nagar (Sadar) assembly seat.