PATNA/BUXAR: A day after scores of decomposed and half-burnt corpses floating down the Ganga washed ashore at Chausa village in Buxar, officers of Bihar and neighbouring UP engaged in a blame sport over which state was liable for dumping our bodies within the river.
The Bihar authorities stated 71 our bodies had been retrieved and cremated after autopsies that failed to substantiate if the deaths had been attributable to Covid-19. Union jal shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat termed the dumping of our bodies within the Ganga “unlucky” and a matter that have to be investigated.
Tagging Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath in a tweet on Tuesday, he stated, “The Modi authorities is dedicated to the cleanliness of ‘mom’ Ganga. This incident is surprising. The states involved ought to take quick cognisance.”
In a sequence of tweets, Bihar water assets minister Sanjay Kumar Jha stated the our bodies retrieved at Chausa’s Mahadev Ghat on Monday had been 4 to 5 days previous, primarily based on postmortem reviews.
“The final rites of 71 our bodies had been carried out as per Covid protocol. A web has been positioned within the river at Ranighat, bordering UP and Bihar. We’ve suggested the UP administration to be vigilant; our district admin is retaining vigil too.” Jha wrote that CM Nitish was “pained” by the tragedy in addition to the hurt prompted to the “purity” of the Ganga.
In Buxar, DM Aman Samir maintained that the our bodies had been dumped in neighbouring Ghazipur district of UP, a cost vehemently denied by the district administration there.
“Because the our bodies had been discovered there (Buxar), they might know higher about their origin,” Ghazipur DM Mangla Prasad Singh stated. A search revealed extra our bodies in UP’s Ballia. There was no official assertion until Tuesday night on the variety of our bodies discovered.
(With inputs from Varanasi)