Social activist in Bihar's Muzaffarpur Tamanna Hashmi filed a complaint case against Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, seeking registration of a case against her for fleeing the scene of a train accident in Amritsar in which nearly 60 people died on Friday, and making a false alibi that she was not present at the site when the accident occurred. Four persons from Bihar were killed in the incident.
According to the complaint, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who was the chief guest at a Dussehra function in Amritsar, and the organisers were solely responsible for the incident and the court should therefore take cognizance of the matter and order a trial against her.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Arti Kumari Singh has fixed November 3 as the date for its hearing.
Hashmi also said the footage of the incident shown on television had hurt him deeply. He requested for initiating a case against Navjot Kaur Sidhu under Indian Penal Code sections 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) among others.
If held guilty, the accused could be sent to jail for three months to two years.