Seven people, including the Political Advisor of Jharkhand Chief Minister, were injured when a lift which they took to reach the ground floor of a hotel in Bistupur area here collapsed on Tuesday, official sources said.
All the injured, including Himanshu Shekhar Choudhury, Political Advisor of Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Jitendra Kumar, Officer-in-charge of Bistupur Police Station, Kaushal Kumar Singh, reporter of News-11, were admitted to the Tata Main Hospital. Incidentally, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who put up in the same hotel, took another lift to reach the ground floor from the sixth floor when the mishap occurred.
Before leaving for Ranchi, Soren visited the hospital and enquired about the injured persons. Special Officer of Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee, Deepak Sahay inspected the hotel and assured to initiate action, if any fault was found.
"We have asked for all relevant documents to ensure whether the hotel authority have complied with the security norm," he said. When his attention was drawn to the incident in which one lift in the hotel was stuck when Soren was also in the hotel a week ago, Sahay said they would enquire into the incident.