Patiala, September 9
Officials of the revenue department on Friday demolished four illegally constructed shops near the Ghalori gate here.
The demolition was carried out as per the orders of the Patiala Deputy Commissioner.
City Mayor Sanjeev Sharma Bittu, along with other councillors, held a protest at the site against the orders. Onlookers said the demolition was delayed by nearly two hours.
Officials of the municipal corporation said they had received orders from the deputy commissioner’s office to provide requisite force and vehicles for the purpose.