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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

Cases registered against 25 sadhus for Kumbh stampede
Press Trust of India, PTI
Nashik, September 03, 2003
First Published: 11:41 IST(3/9/2003)
Last Updated: 11:52 IST(3/9/2003)
Cases have been registered against 25 sadhus, including two mahants, of Vrindavan' Jagannath mandir Swami Ishavarpuri ashram and owners of three vehicles on Tuesday night in connection with August 27 stampede that claimed 33 lives, police said.

However, no arrest has been made so far, police said.

It was alleged that sadhus threw coins and prasad during their procession towards royal bath, which created stampede as pilgrims, gathered in Golwada and Sardar Chowk here rushed to collect it.

The cases have been registered against secretary of the said ashram Mukeshdas Maharaj, swami Gyanprakash Maharaj and others, police added.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the stampede which is likely to begin soon.


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