Tribune News Service
Panchkula, May 28
A government official, who was riding an Activa scooter, lost his life in a road accident last evening near the Industrial Area, Phase 1, here on the Zirakpur-Shimla highway.
The deceased has been identified as Mahinder Pal Kukreja, who was an excise and taxation inspector in Sector 5. The police have recovered a bag containing around Rs1 lakh from the spot.
The investigating officer, ASI Rakesh Kumar, said: “The victim was going towards Kalka from Zirakpur when the incident took place around 9.30 pm.”
He said, “We are checking the footage of CCTV cameras installed near the spot to know how the mishap took place. We have also recovered a kite string from the spot.”
He died on the spot, said the police official. The victim’s body was handed over to his family members after conducting a post-mortem at the Civil Hospital, Sector 6, here.
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