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Shimla mayor’s vehicle crashes into govt quarters

Police said there were three occupants in a Scorpio SUV when it crashed

india Updated: Jun 03, 2018 21:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Shimla
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Mayor Kusum Sadret’s official vehicle skidded off a road near government quarters at Brockhurst in Chotta Shimla on Saturday night. (Deepak Sansta /HT)

The official vehicle of the Shimla municipal corporation mayor met with an accident as it skidded off a road, near government quarters at Brockhurst in Chotta Shimla on Saturday night.

Peon in the municipal corporation Het Ram who was an occupant in the vehicle informed the police that driver Hari Ram lost control over the vehicle when he reached Brockhurst. The vehicle nosedived into a government cottage after it hit a tree.

Police said there were three occupants in a Scorpio SUV when it crashed. However, the driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries while the other two escaped unhurt.

A case was registered at Chotta Shimla police station, additional superintendent of police, Shimla, Praveen Thakur said.

It has been learnt that on Saturday night the driver was coming back after dropping mayor Kusum Sadrate at her residence in Anandale.

The mayor was away to China on an official trip. She returned to Shimla on Saturday night. Her visit to China had drawn sharp criticism, as the town has been reeling under acute water shortage from last 13 days.

First Published: Jun 03, 2018 21:04 IST