One killed, dozen injured during stampede at CISF recruitment camp

February 11th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by admin  

Jaipur, Feb 11 (ANI): A stampede in Jaipur during the recruitment test for Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) today led to the death of an aspirant, leaving dozens of others injured.
The incident took place around 9 a.m. at the CISF ground near Ramgarh Mod on the outskirts of Jaipur due to a heavy rush of candidates.
Nearly 40,000 candidates came for the recruitment test and a stampede broke out at the venue.
Superintendent of Police (north) Anil Paliwal said that an aspirant identified as Ramji Lal was killed in the stampede.
“Today, the recruitment test for CISF was underway. But the district and police administration were not clearly informed about the recruitment here. Due to the presence of a large number of candidates, the crowd went out of control leading to total chaos, but we brought the situation under control as soon as it came to our knowledge,” added Paliwal.
According to the reports, a huge turnout of aspirants from various parts of the state seeking jobs in the CISF and inadequate arrangements made by the recruiters is said to be the reason for the stampede.
Meanwhile, the aspirants blamed the authorities for the chaotic situation.
“There was only one small gate that was opened for exit and students were falling over each other,” said Rajeev, an aspirant.
Two injured persons have been shifted to SMS hospital in Jaipur while rest have been released after primary check ups.
Following the incident, the recruitment test was cancelled. (ANI)

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