Saturday, April 4, 2020
Home News Reports Hotelier arrested for murder of woman official executing SC order to demolish illegal constructions

Hotelier arrested for murder of woman official executing SC order to demolish illegal constructions

Also Read

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

According to the latest reports, the man accused of killing Kasauli Assistant Town Planner Shail Bala Sharma, who was shot dead while conducting a demolition drive in Himachal Pradesh, was arrested by the police in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJnqhEMCSQE]

Accused Vijay Kumar, the owner of Narayani guest house in Kasauli, fired two rounds in the air as employees began the demolition drive in Dharampur area following Supreme Court orders.A stray bullet hit Shail Bala Sharma, killing her on the spot and injuring a PWD employee, Gulab Singh. During interrogation, Singh has reportedly told the cops that he killed assistant town and country planner Shail Bala Sharma as she had refused to “accept a bribe and back down”. He was also agitated with the fact that his mother had “touched the officer’s feet” to spare their structure, but Bala refused to pay heed to their requests, stating that she was following orders of the Supreme Court.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

After the incident, Singh fled the spot and hid in the jungles for the rest of the day. Solan police had announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for anyone giving information leading to his arrest.

Police later tracked him down to Mathura in a temple. Apparently, he changed his appearance to mislead the cops. He had also been using strangers’ phone and had been changing his location frequently to avoid detection, the police said.

The Supreme Court took suo moto cognisance of her killing, terming the incident as “extremely serious”. It lashed out at the Himachal Pradesh government for failing to ensure the safety of public servants discharging their duty.

A report of the police party on the spot says they were at an adjacent hotel overseeing demolition as they expected trouble there. They heard gunshots from Narayani Guest House. By the time they reached there, Shail Bala had already been shot and the accused had escaped,” said Khushal Sharma, superintendent of police, Shimla.

The Supreme Court had directed the Himachal Pradesh government on April 17 to demolish unauthorised structures of several hotels in Kasauli, rejecting the appeal of hoteliers against a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order. In its order on 30th May last year, the NGT had observed that the owner of Narayani Guest House had constructed a six-storey building while he had approval for only three storeys and a parking floor.

- Support OpIndia -
Support OpIndia by making a monetary contribution

Trending now

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Latest News

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

Live statistics and tracking of news related to COVID-19 coronavirus with focus on India.

IIT Roorkee and AIIMS Rishikesh develop closed-loop portable ventilator named as ‘Praan-Vayu’ for COVID-19 patients

The ‘Praan-Vayu’ Ventilator is based on controlled operation of the prime mover that delivers enough air to the patient.

Madhya Pradesh: Police register FIR against fruit vendor after a video of him contaminating the fruits with his saliva goes viral

The police registered the FIR against the fruit vendor on the basis of a complaint lodged by a youth named Bodhraj Tipta

Tablighi Jamaat members kept in Madhu resort in Agra throw tantrums, refuse to eat prescribed healthy food, demand spicy beef biryani

Tablighi Jamaat members are turning out to be quite a headache for the authorities and medical staffs

Karnataka: Muslim mob pelts stones at police officials after being stopped from offering mass namaz defying coronavirus lockdown

Muslim mob in Hubbali attacked police personnel with stone pelting when the cops tried to stop them from offering namaz en masse

No pills, Sharing unwashed utensils, washroom and water for Wuzu: How Tablighi Jamaat’s lifestyle made them super-spreaders

Man who had stayed at Delhi centre of Tablighi Jamaat said that poor community practices were reasons they emerged as 'super-spreader'

Recently Popular

“May Allah send a virus that kills 50 crores Indians”: Bengal Maulvi roared from the stage, video goes viral

May Allah send such a terrible virus to India that ten to twenty to fifty crore people die in India, the Maulvi said to an applauding crowd

Tablighi Jamaat members kept in Ghaziabad hospital roam naked in the ward, make lewd gestures toward female staff

The Chief Medical Officer of the District MMG Hospital in Ghaziabad has written a letter to the Ghaziabad police informing about criminal behaviour of the Jamaatis

Did you know that the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund has always had the President of Congress party in its managing committee

After PM Modi launched PM CARES Fund, a lot has been discussed about similarities and differences between PM CARES Fund and PMNRF

Nasik police arrest Muslim man after video of him wiping his face with currency note and saying “Coronavirus is Allah’s punishment to you” went...

The man was seen saying that the coronavirus has no treatment because it is sent by ‘Allah’, while licking the notes

In video message, PM Modi asks citizens for 9 minutes on 5th April at 9 PM: Here is what he wants us to do

Prime Minister Modi in a video message announced that on 5th April, the nation has to come together to show their grit and collective strength.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Each morning, get an email to keep updated with all the news, opinions and analysis published by OpIndia.

Connect with us

217,359FansLike
271,158FollowersFollow
211,000SubscribersSubscribe
Advertisements