Wednesday, July 17, 2024

‘Bhole Baba’ reacts to Hathras ‘satsang’ stampede – N.F Times

New Delhi: Surajpal alias Narayan Sakar Hari alias ‘Bhole Baba’, the self-styled godman, has claimed that he was depressed over the Hathras ‘satsang’ stampede incident and asked the affected families to have faith in the judiciary. ‘Bhole Baba’s statement to news agency ANI on Saturday comes hours after Dev Prakash Madhukar, the main accused in the July 2 Hathras stampede, which claimed 121 lives, surrendered before the police in New Delhi. He was later was taken into custody by the Uttar Pradesh Police.

“… I am deeply saddened after the incident of July 2. May God give us the strength to bear this pain. Please keep faith in the government and the administration. I have faith that anyone who created the chaos would not be spared… Through my lawyer AP Singh, I have requested the members of the committee to stand with the bereaved families and the injured and help them throughout their lives…,” Bhole Baba told ANI.

Dev Prakash Madhukar, the ‘mukhya sevadar’ of the satsang where the stampede took place, is the only accused named in the FIR lodged at Sikandra Rao police station in Hathras in connection with the incident. In a video message, Madhukar’s lawyer AP Singh claimed that his client had surrendered in Delhi, where he was undergoing treatment.

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