Cong demands probe by sitting HC judge in Rajkot game zone fire incident

New Delhi, May 28 (UNI) The Congress on Tuesday held the BJP-led Gujarat government responsible for the Rajkot game zone fire incident that claimed 31 lives and demanded an investigation by a sitting High Court or Supreme Court judge besides appropriate compensation for the next of kin of the deceased.

Addressing a press conference at the AICC headquarters here, Gujarat PCC president Shaktisinh Gohil said, “This was a tragic incident that could have been prevented. As many as 31 people including many children perished in the fire. There were no safety rules like fire safety, no separate entry and exit routes. All rules were flouted by the game zone. I had visited the place and I cannot describe the situation here.”

He also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spare some time and visit the devastated families of the state which has given him so much.

Gohil said, “I have seen the videos where people were heard shouting for help. The bodies were completely burnt and there were also pieces of bodies that were scattered all around. Even after such a horrific incident, the government is not serious”.

The Gujarat PCC president alleged that instead of taking action against the culprits, the state government was suspending junior officials.

He said that this was not the first incident in Gujarat and counted several incidents that happened in the state during the BJP rule.

Gohil said that 22 children lost their lives in an educational institution in Surat and the parents were still awaiting justice. He also mentioned about the boat capsize incident in Vadodara in which 14 children died and also the Banaskantha bridge collapse.

He accused the Gujarat government of targeting honest officials and protecting the corrupt ones and such action by the government was resulting in Rajkot like incidents.

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