K'taka CM orders suspension of two govt officials

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Bangalore, Jun 3 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today ordered suspension of two senior officials who were allegedly responsible for the death of four labourers in a bridge collapse in Tumkur district yesterday.

Executive Engineer M Shanthakumar and the Assistant Executive Engineer of No 4, Hemavathi Canal, Gubbi, Tumkur District, were suspended from service, an official release said here.

Stating that his government would not tolerate dereliction of duty, irresponsibility and dishonesty, Mr Yeddyurappa warned that the government servants should bear this in mind, otherwise they would attract severe disciplinary action.

The Chief Minister also ordered black listing of the contractor responsible for yesterday's tragedy.

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