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Devprakash Madhukar, the chief organizer of a religious event in India where a stampede claimed 121 lives, surrendered to police on Friday. He had been sought by authorities following the tragic incident earlier in the week.

Legal Proceedings

Madhukar, a key suspect named in the police report, faced charges including attempted culpable homicide. Police had offered a reward for information leading to his arrest.

Event Details

The event, organized by self-styled godman Bhole Baba, attracted around 250,000 people in Uttar Pradesh, exceeding the approved limit of 80,000 set by district authorities.

Surrender and Response

AP Singh, Bhole Baba’s lawyer, confirmed Madhukar’s surrender from Delhi and stated they were not seeking anticipatory bail. Singh denied any wrongdoing by the organizers and mentioned Madhukar was receiving medical treatment after the stampede.


Bhole Baba expressed sadness over the incident, assuring support for the injured and families of the deceased. He emphasized accountability for those responsible for the chaos.

Police Actions

Indian police have arrested six individuals in connection with the stampede. They continue efforts to locate Bhole Baba, who remains untraceable.


Authorities are investigating various factors that contributed to the stampede, including reports of worshippers gathering soil and a possible dust storm triggering panic.

Legal Counsel

AP Singh also indicated he would represent the six arrested individuals as legal proceedings progress in Uttar Pradesh.

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