Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday suspended the SHOs of two police stations following an accident in which 24 migrant workers were killed near Auraiya in the state.
The state has also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of each of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured.
“Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday directed that SHOs of two police stations located in the state’s border area be suspended and stern warning be issued to the circle officers concerned,” media quoted UP Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi.
A case has also been registered against both the truck owners and the vehicles have been seized.
Earlier the chief minister had given directions to ensure that no migrant was allowed to travel by unsafe means on trucks entering the state borders. Directions were also issued to keep 200 buses on hand in every border district of the area so that the returning migrants could be sent home in these buses.
At least 24 migrant workers were killed and 36 injured when a trailer rammed into a stationary truck, both carrying passengers, on a highway near Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh in the early hours of Saturday.