Hathras News Live: Uttar Pradesh Police filed an FIR on Wednesday at Sikandra Rau police station regarding the death of 121 people in a stampede during a religious event organised in Hathras district on Tuesday. However, Bhole Baba, the man behind the ‘Satsang’ that led to the stampede, has not been named in the FIR.

Hathras News Live: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath arrived in Hathras on Wednesday to meet the victims of stampede.(HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath visited Hathras on Wednesday following a stampede at a religious congregation that claimed the lives of 121 people on Tuesday. Previously, the state government announced compensation of 2 lakh to the families of those who perished in the tragedy.

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– Scores of bodies lay on ice blocks inside the government hospital on Tuesday night following a deadly stampede at a religious gathering. Outside, in the drizzle, grieving relatives awaited to take their loved ones’ remains home. Officials confirmed 121 deaths as of Wednesday morning. The victims gathered among thousands near Phulrai village in the Sikandrarau area for a ‘Satsang’ by religious preacher Bhole Baba.

– Meanwhile, RSS and Bajrang Dal workers and volunteers stayed at the hospital throughout the afternoon. They distributed water packets and guided medical procedures to relatives of victims who were in shock and grappling with the tragedy. “The number of ambulances was inadequate for the bodies we have seen here today,” Aniket, a Bajrang Dal volunteer, told PTI while standing guard at the gate of the TB Department building, drenched in sweat.

– A woman sat in tears amid five or six bodies in a truck, pleading for assistance in retrieving her daughter’s body. The state government stated that Agra’s additional director general of police and Aligarh divisional commissioner are among those tasked with investigating the incident. They have been instructed to submit their findings within 24 hours.

– District Magistrate Ashish Kumar told the media that the event was a private function authorised by the sub-divisional magistrate. The local administration ensured security outside the venue, while internal arrangements were the responsibility of the organisers, he stated.

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  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 12:17 PM

    Hathras News Live: ‘State and central govt are showing casual attitude towards stampede incident,’ says Cong leader Priyank Kharge

    Hathras News Live: Delhi: Congress leader and Karnataka Minister Priyank Kharge criticised the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government and the central government, accusing them of showing a casual attitude toward the Hathras stampede incident.

    “It’s a very unfortunate incident. But more importantly, the casual attitude of the Uttar Pradesh government and the central government as if nothing has happened, is pathetic. The prime minister has time to mock the Congress and the Leader of Opposition Rahul Gandhi but has no time for all the real issues that are plaguing the country. Absolutely zero interest to show sympathy for the loss of lives whether it’s a railway accident or a stampede, the prime minister is happy in his ivory tower,” he said.

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 12:01 PM

    Hathras News Live: BJP leader Vasundhara Raje on stampede deaths

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 11:53 AM

    Hathras News Live: ‘Lives were lost due to the negligence of govt,’ SP chief hits out at Yogi-govt for stampede incident

    Hathras News Live: Samajwadi Party chief and MP Akhilesh Yadav criticized the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday, holding it responsible for the loss of lives in the Hathras stampede incident.

    “This is a very painful incident. We are saddened by this tragedy. The Uttar Pradesh government and administration are fully accountable for this. The loss of lives is due to the government’s negligence. Some injured individuals died because they did not receive proper treatment. The BJP government is responsible for this. This is not the first incident where negligence has been evident. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for large gatherings should be implemented to prevent such incidents in the future,” he said.

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 11:41 AM

    Hathras News Live: ‘The incident is heart-wrenching,’ says SP MP Awadhesh

    Hathras News Live: On the Hathras stampede, Samajwadi Party MP Awadhesh Singh said, “The incident is heart-wrenching… The government is responsible for this. It looks as if the government has not carried out their responsibilities well. This is the negligence of the administration and the police. Such a huge event was going to take place, there should have been proper arrangements. We hope that the government will work to save the lives of those who are injured… This should be taken seriously and a high-level inquiry should be ordered. The bereaved families should be given financial assistance.”

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 11:21 AM

    Hathras News Live: UP CM Yogi Adityanath takes stock of stampede situation

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 11:03 AM

    Hathras News Live: JMM MP Mahua Maji says ‘UP CM should resign’

    Hathras News Live: Regarding the Hathras stampede incident, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MP Mahua Maji stated, “When more people than the venue’s capacity had gathered, the administration should have taken notice… The victims must receive compensation… The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh should step down…”

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 10:54 AM

    Hathras News Live: PIL filed in Supreme Court over deaths of 121 people at ‘Satsang’

    Hathras stampede live updates: Advocate Vishal Tiwari has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the appointment of an Expert Committee led by a retired high court judge to investigate the deaths of 121 people at ‘Satsang’ in Hathras. The PIL aims to survey and establish guidelines and directives to prevent similar incidents in the future.

    The FIR has been registered under the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita sections 105 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 110 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 126 (2) (wrongful restraint), 223 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by the public servant), 238 (causing disappearance of evidence).

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 10:42 AM

    Hathras stampede live updates: Anxious relatives seek answers, whereabouts of missing kin

    Hathras stampede live updates: Thirsty and hungry, 60-year-old Urmila Devi anxiously awaited news about her granddaughter, 16-year-old Khushboo, at a community health centre in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras. Khushboo had gone missing after the stampede at a religious gathering that claimed the lives of 121 people.

    Initially, the injured and deceased were brought to the centre, where 96 people were pronounced dead, and 40 others were transferred to different hospitals. Urmila was among the distressed relatives at the centre, desperately pleading with the overwhelmed staff and doctors for information about their loved ones’ fates. Dig deeper

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 10:17 AM

    Hathras stampede live updates: Forensic unit member on evidence being collected from the incident site

    Hathras stampede live updates. A member of the forensic unit examining the Hathras accident site stated that they would not be able to disclose what they had found.

    They mentioned that they were collecting items such as shoes and sheets used by devotees, but there were no specific objects being collected from the site.


  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 10:12 AM

    Hathras stampede live updates: ‘121 people died so far, CM will visit Hathras today,’ says UP minister Sandeep Singh

    Hathras stampede live updates: Regarding the Hathras stampede, Uttar Pradesh minister Sandeep Singh said, “As of now, 121 people have died in the incident. The injured are receiving medical treatment. The Chief Minister will visit Hathras to meet with the injured and their families. Those found responsible for the incident will face strict action. This is not a small tragedy.”

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 10:02 AM

    Hathras stampede live updates: FIR blames organisers of ‘Satsang’

    Hathras stampede live updates: The FIR accuses the organizers of being uncooperative, using force to prevent followers from dispersing, and attempting to destroy evidence by discarding slippers and other belongings scattered by the followers.

    Earlier in the day, news agency ANI shared visuals of the forensic team at the incident site, trying to collect evidence.

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 09:59 AM

    Hathras stampede live updates: FIR says ‘followers were rushing to get sand of the land on which Bhole Baba’s car moved’

    Hathras stampede live updates: The FIR states that around 2.00 pm on Tuesday, Bhole Baba’s convoy of vehicles departed from the satsang venue. Followers hurriedly gathered around to collect sand from the path where Bhole Baba’s car, also known as Suraj Pal, had travelled. The chaotic situation escalated, leading to a stampede at the end of the Satsang.

    According to the FIR, sevadars and others from the organizing committee, armed with sticks, attempted to stop the followers, exacerbating the situation.

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 09:29 AM

    Hathras stampede live updates: FIR says there were 2.5 lakh people at ‘Satsang’ that led to stampede

    Hathras stampede live updates: The FIR states that despite organisers claiming an expected attendance of 80,000, around 2.5 lakh followers gathered at the ‘Satsang’ held on Tuesday. This large gathering resulted in a traffic jam on the national highway adjacent to the event venue.

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 09:25 AM

    Hathras stampede live updates: Preacher ‘Bhole Baba’ not named in FIR

    Hathras stampede live updates: Bhole Baba, the religious preacher who led the religious congregation in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, where a stampede killed 121 people on Tuesday, has not been named in the FIR.

    Before taking on his current role, Bhole Baba worked with the state police for 18 years before deciding to pursue a different path.

    He claims to receive direct teachings from the Almighty and is known to have over three lakh followers on Facebook. His ‘satsangs’, often held on Tuesdays, reportedly attract various MPs and MLAs.

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 09:15 AM

    Hathras stampede live updates: FIR registered at Sikandra Rau police station over death of 121 people

    Hathras stampede live updates: An FIR has been lodged at Sikandra Rau police station in Hathras district regarding the stampede that resulted in the deaths of 121 people at a village on Tuesday.

    The FIR, invoking sections 105, 110, 126(2), 223, and 238 of the Indian Penal Code, names Devdas Madhukar, head sevadar, among other organisers and unidentified individuals.

    It accuses the organisers of concealing the actual attendance figures, which were reportedly in lakhs during previous events. Permission had been sought for a gathering of 80,000 followers during the ‘satsang’ at Phoolrai village near the National Highway in Hathras district.

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 09:12 AM

    Hathras stampede live updates: Police official gives update on identifying dead bodies

    Hathras stampede live updates: ASP Amrit Jain stated regarding the Hathras stampede, “We received 38 bodies from Hathras district where the incident occurred yesterday. We have identified 36 of them after completing legal formalities such as the panchayat nama and post-mortem. These 36 bodies have been sent to their respective destinations along with their families. Two bodies are still unidentified, and we have distributed their photographs to nearby districts and across the state through the control room.”

    Officials have confirmed that the death toll from the Hathras stampede incident has now reached 121 people.

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 08:27 AM

    Hathras stampede live updates: Forensic experts collect evidence from the incident site

    Hathras stampede live updates: Forensic experts, accompanied by a dog squad, are gathering evidence at the site in Hathras where a stampede occurred yesterday, resulting in the deaths of 116 people.

    Meanwhile, Deputy SP Sunil Kumar commented on the Hathras stampede, stating, “People are freely entering and exiting the ashram (Ram Kutir Charitable Trust). No restrictions have been imposed.”

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 08:08 AM

    Hathras stampede live updates: ‘This is an administrative lapse,’ says SP MP Hasan

    Hathras stampede live updates: Speaking about the religious stampede at Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party MP ST Hasan said, “It is an unfortunate incident. Most victims were from poor families. This points to administrative negligence. There should be a comprehensive investigation into this matter. The local administration seems unconcerned about potential repercussions. When the government takes forceful actions like demolishing houses, it shields the local administration.”

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 08:02 AM

    Hathras stampede live updates: Early morning visuals from incident spot

  • Wed, 03 Jul 2024 07:46 AM

    Hathras stampede live updates: UP CM Yogi Adityanath likely to visit victims today

    Hathras stampede live updates: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is set to visit Hathras today following a stampede at a religious congregation that claimed 116 lives, news agency PTI reported quoting a senior official.

    A team comprising ADG Agra and Aligarh Divisional Commissioner has been formed to investigate the incident, with a report expected within 24 hours, according to a government statement.

    Addressing reporters at his residence, Adityanath stated, “Our government will thoroughly investigate this incident and ensure appropriate punishment for the conspirators and those responsible. The state government is probing the entire incident. We will ascertain whether it was an accident or a conspiracy.”

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