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Hathras Stampede: Accused Phones Switched Off, Political Angle Being Investigated

UP Police has brought Tech Department in the investigation of Hathras Stampede which took 121 lives. Till now nine people linked to the stampede have been under arrest, including the key accused Devprakash Madhukar. Policed has a list of approx 72 accused from which phones of most are switched off since the incident. The Stampede […]

Hathras Stampede: SIT Finds 'Satsang' Organisers Negligent, Blames Overcrowding
Hathras Stampede: SIT Finds 'Satsang' Organisers Negligent, Blames Overcrowding

UP Police has brought Tech Department in the investigation of Hathras Stampede which took 121 lives. Till now nine people linked to the stampede have been under arrest, including the key accused Devprakash Madhukar. Policed has a list of approx 72 accused from which phones of most are switched off since the incident.

The Stampede took place during a religious event of ‘Bhole Baba’ aka Narayana Sakar Hari.

Hathras Police has suspected funding by a Political Party and warned a strict action against them. Madhukar main organiser and fundraiser has been sent to 14 day judicial custody.

Some political links are emerging in the case. The main accused claimed that they received political funding for their events. “The Police will probe this angle as well,” said Nipun Aggarwal, Superintendent of Police Hathras, on Saturday. “The list of donors is being compiled to see from where funding is being done. We are also corresponding with the Income Tax Department. Whoever is guilty of this, they will not be spared,” SP Aggarwal stated.

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