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Gorakhpur children deaths: FIR against 9 persons

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Lucknow: An FIR has been registered against nine persons, including the former principal of Gorakhpur- based BRD Medical College, in connection with the deaths of over 60 children there due to alleged lack of oxygen supply, police said today.

Besides, the state government has transferred Additional Chief Secretary (Medical Education) Anita Bhatnagar Jain in connection with the tragedy, as per sources.

A probe committee, headed by the state chief secretary, had on Wednesday submitted its report on the deaths to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Adityanath had formed the committee on August 12, a day after the deaths of children were reported at the hospital.

Rajneesh Dubey, who is presently principal secretary revenue, would be holding the additional charge of the medical education department.

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