WB BJP Forms 5 Member Committee To Probe Canopy Collapse


Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday formed a five-member committee formed to investigate the Kisan Rally canopy collapse case, following orders of party president Amit Shah.

Shah has sought a report from the state BJP wing regarding the accident. Section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) has been slapped against the decorators and organisers who had set up the tent.

The Center has sent security secretary to inspect the incident. A high-level special protection group (SPG) team has also been engaged to probe the matter.

As many as 90 people including 50 women were injured after a portion of a makeshift tent collapsed while PM Modi was addressing a public gathering. The makeshift tent was constructed near the main entrance of the Kisan Kalyan rally to shelter people from the rain. It collapsed while PM Modi was delivering his speech.