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Nov 02 2018 (17:05)   Shocking! Navjot Singh Sidhu skips summon in Amritsar train tragedy probe, says ‘busy distributing cheques’

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New Delhi: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has missed the summon which was issued by a one-man panel consisting of senior IAS officer Baldeo Purushartha as he is busy distributing compensation cheques to the family of the victims who died in Amritsar train accident. Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu joined the probe and presented a one-line statement from the Congress leader saying “he is busy”.
After arriving to appear before inquiry panel Kaur said there have been many false allegations against her regarding the horrific train accident.

it’s a very important part of the process, there have been many false facts reported about me, so now truth will come out. Sidhu sahab is not in Punjab so he could not come, he has sent a letter,” she said.
The inquiry Commission had sent summons to Punbaj Cabinet Minister and Amritsar East MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu. It may be noted that Navjot Kaur was the chief guest at the Dussehra event where the train tragedy took place. 60 people had lost their lives in the accident and many were injured.
The panel is investigating the reasons that led to the tragedy near Joda Phatak on October 19. A DMU (diesel multiple unit) train moving at high speed had mowed down a crowd standing on the tracks to watch the burning of the Ravan effigy.
On Tuesday, Sidhu gave cheques of Rs 50,000 each to 10 families and claimed to have distributed about 100 cheques to those injured in the train tragedy and said that the remaining would be given in the coming few days.

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