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Chandrababu orders judicial inquiry

A day after a stampede at the bathing ghat in Rajamundhry in Andhra Pradesh claimed 27 lives, authorities on Wednesday stepped up vigil, diverting pilgrims to various bathing ghats to avoid overcrowding even as the state government ordered a judicial inquiry into the mishap that occurred on the first day of the 'Pushkaram' festival.

The state government ordered a judicial inquiry into the stampede at the Pushkar ghat here. The chief minister said a retired judge would be appointed to conduct he probe and added that strict action would be taken against those responsible.

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