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Kasauli woman official murder: Prime accused arrested from Uttar Pradesh

"Man who shot govt official leading demolition drive in Himachal Pradesh's Kasauli arrested in Vrindavan-Mathura area," Solan SP confirmed today.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 03, 2018 19:13 IST ]
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Vijay Thakur, man accused of killing a woman official during a demolition drive in Himachal Pradesh's Kasauli, was arrested by police from Vrindavan-Mathura area on Thursday.

Earlier on Tuesday, the woman official was shot dead by during a demolition drive in Himachal Pradesh's Kasauli town. Vijay, the owner of a guest house opened fire at assistant town planner Shail Bala following an argument. 

"Man who shot govt official leading demolition drive in Himachal Pradesh's Kasauli arrested in Vrindavan-Mathura area," Solan SP confirmed today.

The owner named Vijay Thakur fled the spot immediately after firing at the official. The police had launched a search operation to nab him. The police had also announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for those informing it about the whereabouts about the accused who owns Narayani Guest House. 

Taking suo motu cognisance of the incident, a furious Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it would stop passing orders if people would be killed in such brazen manner.

Describing the matter as 'extremely serious', a Supreme Court bench said that the case should be placed for hearing before the Chief Justice.

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"The matter be placed before the CJI, request the CJI to list the matter for consideration tomorrow.We might stop passing any order if you are going to kill people, the apex court's bench said.

The Supreme Court in its April 17 order had asked concerned authorities to demolition of illegal constructions at several hotels and resorts in the picturesque Himachal Pradesh town of Kasauli, saying the life of people cannot be endangered for making money.

Also read | SC says 'unfortunate death' of woman official due to 'non-implementation of law' related to illegal construction

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