Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday targeted the Indian Railways, raising several questions about its functioning and asked how a “clean chit” was given to the loco-pilot of the train, which mowed down at least 59 people watching a Dussehra event in Amritsar, in “one day”.

The statement from Sidhu, whose wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu was the chief guest at the event at Joda Phatak on Friday evening, came a day after Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said there was no negligence on part of the railways.

The railways has said it was not informed by the organisers or the local administration that a Dussehra event was being organised near the tracks. It said Saturday the tragedy was a case of trespassing and ruled out any probe.