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Kasauli firing: PWD employee succumbs to injuries

IANS  |  Shimla 

employee Singh, who was shot and injured during a demolition drive in the tourist town of in Himachal Pradesh, died on Sunday after battling for life for 12 days, police said.

On May 1, Singh suffered bullet injuries while Shaila Bala Sharma, 51, was shot dead by Narayani Guest House owner during a Supreme Court-ordered demolition drive in district.

Singh was referred to the and Research in Chandigarh where he died.

Expressing grief, Chief Minister said financial assistance of Rs 500,000 would be given to Gulab Singh's family.

He said the family will be provided full salary for his remaining service period.

laid down his life while performing duty with dedication in line with orders to demolish unauthorized construction by hoteliers, an official statement said.

The accused was arrested from Mathura in two days after the crime. He is in police remand.

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 area, took suo motu cognisance of the firing incident.

On May 9, the court asked the to provide it the names and designations of officers who were posted in when unauthorized constructions were carried out.

A bench of Justice and Justice 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 of Himachal Pradesh: "Unless you take action and remove four-five people from service, nothing will fall in line."



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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 17:58 IST