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Amritsar accident: protesters removed from the track, train services resume after 40 hours | India News

AMRITSAR: More than 40 hours after the Amritsar crash in which 59 protesters from Dussehra were shot down by train, protesters were released and services resumed Sunday afternoon, announced a spokesperson for the railway sector.

The railways obtained local authority authorization at 12:30, said the spokesman.

"The first freight train started from Manawala to Amritsar at 2:16 pm," said Northern Railway spokesman Deepak Kumar. This train will be followed by postal / express trains, he said.

The chief railway safety officer of the Firozpur Division in southwestern Sudan told PTI: "Railway services have resumed on the affected railway (Joda Phatak). of goods has been started on this track ".

Earlier in the day, the Punjab police cleared the trail of protesters who were organizing a sit-in.

When they were abducted, agitated protesters used stone-throwing and clashed with security personnel, officials said.

A Punjab police commando and a photojournalist were wounded in the clash, they said.

Demonstrators waved slogans against the government and demanded the resignation of Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Punjab police deployed their personnel, including commandos, to handle the crowd. The force of rapid action is also present in the region of Joda Patak, officials said.

The district administration said that out of 59 people who were shot down by high-speed train, the Jalandhar-Amritsar train will have 40, were identified.

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