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Cases registered against 25 sadhus for Kumbh stampede

Cases have also been filed against some vehicle owners regarding Aug 27 stampede that claimed 33 lives.

india Updated: Sep 03, 2003 11:52 IST

Cases have been registered against 25 sadhus, including two mahants, of Vrindavan' Jagannath

mandir

Swami Ishavarpuri

ashram

and owners of three vehicles on Tuesdaynight 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.

First Published: Sep 03, 2003 11:41 IST