Public Works Department employee Gulab Singh, who was shot and injured during a demolition drive in the tourist town of Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh, died on Sunday after battling for life for 12 days, police said.
On May 1, Gulab Singh suffered bullet injuries while Assistant Town Planner Shaila Bala Sharma, 51, was shot dead by Narayani Guest House owner Vijay Singh during a Supreme Court-ordered demolition drive in Solan district.
He said the family will be provided full salary for his remaining service period.
The accused was arrested from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh two days after the crime. He is in police remand.
Vijay Singh fired at officials when they insisted on executing the apex court order to demolish illegal constructions at his guest house.
The apex court, which ordered the demolition of illegal constructions in 13 hotels and resorts in Kasauli area, took suo motu cognisance of the firing incident.
A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta also sought a report from the state on specific steps taken to ensure that no illegal construction was being carried out in other parts of the state.
During the hearing, the bench told the Advocate General of Himachal Pradesh: "Unless you take action and remove four-five people from service, nothing will fall in line."
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