The Punjab government has launched a crackdown against hotels in Murree for charging massive rents from tourists on the fateful Friday night.
At least 22 people died of cold and asphyxiation in Murree after they were stranded in their cars during a snowstorm on January 7.
According to tourists, hotel owners jacked up accommodation charges, forcing people to spend the night in their cars. Three hotels in the hill station were sealed Monday after social media posts calling them out for overcharging people went viral. The authorities have refused to share the names of the hotels.—INP