Jal Shakti Minister Terms Floating Corpses Incident In Ganga As ‘Unfortunate’, Asks Concerned States To Take Cognizance

Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Tuesday termed the incident of corpses found floating in Ganga river in Bihar as “unfortunate” and asked concerned states to take immediate cognizance.

“The incident of corpses found floating in Ganga in Buxar region of Bihar is unfortunate. This is definitely a matter of investigation. The Modi government is committed to the cleanliness ‘mother’ Ganga. This incident is unexpected. The concerned states should take immediate cognizance in this regard,” Shekhawat tweeted. Around a dozen of corpses were spotted in the Ganga river in Bihar’s Buxar on Monday.

Around 10-12 dead were found near the ghats of the Ganga river in the Buxar district of Bihar on Monday. The district’s SDO (Sub Divisional Officer) KK Upadhyay said 10-12 corpses that were seen in Ganga came floating from a distance, adding that it seems these corpses were floating for the last 5-7 days, news agency ANI reported.

“10-12 corpses that were seen in Ganga came floating from a distance. It seems these corpses were floating for the last 5-7 days. We don’t have a tradition of immersing bodies in rivers. We are making arrangements to cremate these corpses,” Buxar SDO said.

He further added, “It is a matter of investigation to ascertain if these corpses come from Varanasi, Allahabad, or any other place. We are alerting officials near ghat areas to make sure that it does not happen again.”

Human corpses float, pile up at Ganga bank, this time in Uttar Pradesh

A day after bodies of suspected Covid patients washed up on banks of Ganga in Bihar’s Buxar, some unidentified corpses were found floating in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, ANI reported.

The local administration has initiated the probe. “Our officers are present on the spot to investigate and ascertain where they came from. A probe into the matter is underway,” MP Singh, Ghazipur’s District Magistrate told ANI.

(With ANI Inputs)

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