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Kasauli: Second victim succumbs to injuries

IANS  |  Shimla 

Another victim of firing purportedly by a guest house owner during a demolition drive in the tourist resort in succumbed to his injuries on Sunday after battling for life for 12 days, police said.

Earlier, Shaila Bala Sharma, 51, was shot dead by Narayani Guest House owner during the demolition drive in district.

employee Gulab Singh got bullet injuries when fired at employees deployed to raze illegal constructions in the area on May 1.

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

The accused was arrested from Mathura in two days after the crime. He is on 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 cognizance over 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 uauthorized 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. 12:50 IST