Himachal court judges contribute for Leh victims

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 28, 2010 13:40 hrs

Shimla, Oct 28 (IANS) The judicial officers of Himachal Pradesh have collected over Rs.4 lakh to rehabilitate people affected by the flashfloods in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said here Thursday.

Keeping in line with the humanitarian approach towards the victims of natural disasters, the judicial officers have contributed a sum of Rs.446,998 for the victims of Leh floods, Himachal Pradesh High Court registrar general D.C. Chaudhary told IANS.

The amount was contributed towards the Prime Minister's Relief Fund.

'While the judges of the high court have contributed Rs.55,000, the subordinate courts in the state have contributed Rs.340,826. Rest of the money was contributed by other staff of the high court,' he added.

Earlier, the state government contributed Rs.1.01 crore to the Leh victims.

Flash floods Aug 6 in Leh claimed 183 lives and extensively damaged property.