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Pathankot hero's house has to be vacated if illegally built, says Karnataka Home Minister

Updated: Aug 11, 2016 11:07 IST

Bengaluru, Aug. 11 (ANI): Karnataka's Home Minister G. Parameshwara on Thursday said if the house built by the family of Pathankot terror attack hero Niranjan Kumar is illegal, it has to be demolished.

"I don't have that information with me at the moment, but whatever Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBPM) is doing, if it is within the framework of the law and also somebody has constructed unauthorisedly, naturally they have to vacate," Parameshwara told ANI.

He further said that the family of the late NSG Commando can be provided with alternate accommodation, or the government can help them construct a new house.

The ongoing demolition drive by the BBMP is being carried out on building that have encroached over storm water drains in the city. The house of Niranjan Kumar is on the demolition list.

Niranjan's brother Shashank described it as a shame for the country to see a national hero's house being demolished.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had earlier ordered action against 20 government officials for facilitating the encroachment over storm water drains in the city. (ANI)