GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Home Affairs
DEPARTMENT OF HOME
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1317
TO BE ANSWERED ON 12TH MARCH, 2008 / PHALGUNA 22, 1929 (SAKA)
Rampage at Recruitment Centre for Assam Rifles in Agra.
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-
(a) the total number of persons who were present at the recruitment centre for Assam Rifles in Agra that resulted in rampage and confusion;
(b) whether the matter has been inquired into to fix responsibility for creating this situation; and
(c) if so, the finding thereof and the action taken thereon?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI SRIPRAKASH JAISWAL)
(a): Approximately 80,000.
(b) & (c): The Court of Enquiry ordered into the incident has found that all the procedures laid down for the conduct of recruitment rally were followed in totality. The unfortunate incident occurred because of the gathering of an extremely large number of candidates and inadequacy of crowd control measures, lack of publicity regarding change of venue and a rumor regarding cancellation of the rally. The Assam Rifles have accordingly modified the procedure to prevent any such incident in future.