Tarn Taran: Another accused involved in killing a person in Gehri village, falling under Sarai Amanat Khan police station, was arrested from Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, last night. He has been identified as Kuldeep Singh Sonu of the same village. He was among the 16 persons, who killed Resham Singh (50) of Gehri village a week ago. Multan Singh of the village was injured in the incident. Two accused — Manjinder Singh and Dilbag Singh — were already arrested and 15 of them are still absconding. A case under Sections 302, 307, 323, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act has been registered. OC
Old pension scheme sought
Amritsar: Members of Council of Diploma Engineers, district unit, and employees of different departments of Water Supply and Sanitation, Amritsar, sat on a dharna for over three hours against the 6th Pay Commission and Punjab Government on Tuesday. Convenor of the Council’s district unit, Ashwani Kumar, said the government’s anti-employee policies have put government employees in the state under extreme distress. “The engineers working in water supply and sanitation department received upgraded pay scales recommended in 2006 in 2011, after a long struggle for our rights. Several incentives that were given to the employees have now been either rolled back or cut down. We demand the resumption of old pension scheme, a promotion quota of 75 per cent on the same pattern followed by Chandigarh,” he said. The council members said if the government did not listen to their demands, they will intensify the stir with more employee unions and organisations joining in protest. TNS
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