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Accused in Kasauli shootout case sent to 5-day police remand amid speculation of his surrender

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Kasauli accused surrendered

Shimla: The accused in the case relating to the daylight murder of a government officer was today produced before the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Yuzvindra Singh. The court granted the police a 5-day remand for further investigation and recovery of the weapon used by the accused.  

Vijay had allegedly shot dead Shail Bala, Assistant Town Planner, Solan, in Kasauli region of the district on Tuesday while she was executing the Supreme-Court mandated demolition drive to take down illegally constructed structures of hoteliers.  

The State Police has claimed that, with the assistance of New Delhi Police, the accused was arrested in Vrindavan of Uttar Pradesh after tracing his mobile location. The police said he was seen outside Banke Bihari Temple.

Meanwhile, the speculations over the credibility of the police claims of nabbing the accused within 50 hours of the alleged murder were doing the rounds of social media.

Nationa News Channel News 18 reports that the police has claimed it an arrest, but it was a surrender. In order to evade more embarrassment of not being able to capture him, the police allegedly manipulated the story, the report said. 

Also, a report published in a Hindi newspaper Hari Bhoomi that alleged the police of lying about the arrest. It referred to phone calls made by the accused to his relatives and parents to inform them that he was in Mathura and wanted to surrender.

As per this report,  the relatives/parents provided the police with the location of the accused, otherwise, the police had no trace of him. The report also contradicted the claim of the police that they were tracing his location since the day he had fled the scene. What were the police and its dog squad searching for in the forest of Kasauli on Wednesday if they had his location, the report pointed out.

The police is yet to comment on this speculations.

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COVID-19 Update: 26 More Test Positive in 4 Districts, 70 in 3 Days, State Tally Rise to 273

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Himachal Pradesh daily COVID-19 data for may 27

Shimla: New COVID-19 cases continue to spiral in Himachal Pradesh. According to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare’s daily COVID-19 bulletin released on May 27 (9:00 PM), 26 persons were tested positive in four districts of the State. Of these, 15 cases were reported from Hamirpur,  seven from Bilaspur, three from Kangra, and one from Una district. In the last three days, the State has reported 70 cases, which is alarming. 

In Hamirpur, five persons hailed from Badsar area, three from Naduan, six from Hamirpur and one from Bhoranj. The majority of them have recently returned from Maharashtra.

Total for Hamirpur district has reached 73 – highest in the State, followed by Kangra with 65 cases.

In Bilaspur, two persons were said to be bus and cab drivers. Details of other patients from the district were awaited.

In Kangra, three persons who tested positive were identified as a 29-year-old resident of Fatehpur, a 30-year-old from Khaniyara, and a resident of Palampur. These people had returned from Delhi and Gurugram recently.

In Una, a person who had returned from Delhi with his family was tested positive.  

Most of the person who tested positive were under institutional quarantine except for three persons in Kuther of Bilaspur district who were home-quarantined.  

Refer to the below-given table for more details on district-wise COVID-19 data:

District-Wise COVID-19 Cases in Himachal Pradesh Till May 27, 2020 (9:00 PM)

Himachal Pradesh District wise Covid-19 data till 27 May

The number of total confirmed positive cases in Himachal has risen to 273, of which 198 are active. So far, 66 patients have recovered, five died, and four migrated to outside the State for treatment.

Further, today 1480 samples were sent for testing, of which 912 tested negative and the reports of 560 persons were still awaited.

 

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COVID-19 Update: Himachal Reports 24 New Cases in 5 Districts, 44 in 2 Days

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Quarantine rules in himachal pradesh for returnees

Shimla-Himachal Pradesh didn’t receive any respite from growing COVID-19 positive cases on May 26 too. According to the State Health Ministry’s daily COVID-19 bulletin, on May 26 (till 9:00 PM), 24 more persons tested positive in five districts. Yesterday, the State had reported 20 cases including a 7-month-old baby.  

Hamirpur, the worst affected district in the State, reported highest 15 cases, taking the district’s COVID-19 tally to 78. Shimla and Kangra reported three cases each. Two tested positive in Chamba and one in Una district.  All patients in Hamirpur had returned from Thane in Maharashtra on May 24 and were under institutional quarantine. The Deputy Commissioner, Hamirpur, Harikesh Meena, confirmed the report. The patients would be shifted to COVID-19 care centres.

Shimla, which remained unaffected during three phases of the lockdown, reported three more cases including two from Chopal area and one from Rohru.  All three are returnees from Maharastra. The senior health official confirmed. Two of them were quarantined in Deha and one in a rest house in Rohru, which have been sealed.

District-Wise COVID-19 Cases in Himachal Pradesh Till May 26, 2020 (9:00 PM)

Himachal Pradesh District wise Covid-19 data till 26 May

In Kangra, three members of a family – husband, wife, and their 7-year-old kid- tested positive. The family had returned from Gujrat on May 20. The DC, Kangra, Rakesh Prajapati, confirmed the report.

In Chamba district, two persons who had returned from Uttar Pradesh on May 20 in a cab, tested positive and were under institutional quarantine in Sarol.

According to the last official update from health ministry at 9:00 PM, the total has risen to 247, of which 175 are active. Of the total, 63 have recovered, five died, and four migrated outside the State. 

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Himachal Sold Retail Liquor Vends Worth Rs. 1180 Crores: Govt

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Sale of HP Excise Liquor vends in 2020

Shimla-Principal Secretary, Excise and Taxation Sanjay Kundu on today informed that despite lockdown and recession in economy due to COVID-19 pandemic in the State, left out retail liquor vends of Shimla, Nurpur, Kangra and Sirmaur zones have been sold for Rs. 35.52 crore today.

Sanjay Kundu said that against a total retail liquor vend business of Rs. 1190 crore, the Excise and Taxation Department have been able to sell the business for Rs. 1180 crore in the State.

He said that except today’s auctions, rest of the business has been sold at full value. The liquor vends have been sold for the first time without negotiation on renewal tender cum auction basis.  Last year the retail liquor business was valued at Rs. 1085 crore and after negotiation, the price went down to Rs. 126 crore and net business was Rs. 959 crore, he informed. Against Rs. 959 crore last year, this year the business has been sold for Rs. 1180 crore, he said.

Principal Secretary said that the liquor vends of Shimla zone have been sold at Rs. 2.30 crore, of Nurpur for Rs. 6.03 crore, of Kangra for Rs. 4.80 crore and of Sirmaur for Rs. 22.39 crore. 

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