Divisional Commissioner to conduct inquiry, state Govt. to submit status report tomorrow in the Hon’ble Supreme Court
The Supreme Court took note of the reports of killing of an assistant town planner allegedly by a hotel owner in Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. The apex court has pulled up the state government for not providing adequate security to officials carrying out demolition work.
The Supreme Court called it an “extremely serious issue” and further added that “We might stop passing any order if you are going to kill people.”
The Court will take up the case tomorrow.
Divisional Commissioner to conduct inquiry into Kasauli incident
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today said that Divisional Commissioner, Shimla will conduct inquiry into the unfortunate incident.
The Divisional Commissioner has been asked to enquire in to all relevant aspects of the incident including the circumstances that led to the incident and fixing of responsibility of the person responsible for this lapse. The enquiry report will be submitted to the government within 15 days.
The Chief Minister said an ex-gratia payment of rupees five lakh will be given to the kin of the deceased and the state government will also bear the expenses of treatment of all injured person. He said the government will submit status report on the incident tomorrow in the Hon’ble Supreme Court.
The Chief Minister said such incidents would not be tolerated and culprit would be nabbed soon and action would be taken as per the law. He said law and order would be maintained in the State at all cost and the orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court would be followed in letter and spirit.
Earlier yesterday, during a demolition drive at Kasauli town, a Guest House owner has shot dead assistant town planner Kasauli, Shail Bala Sharma, and seriously injured another official. Demolition drive was being carried out at Kasauli town on the directions of Supreme Court.