GNDU suspends electrician for harassing daily wagers

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has suspended an employee of the electrical department on charges of harassment of employees working on daily wages.

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 5 

Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has suspended an employee of the electrical department on charges of harassment of employees working on daily wages. 

The move came after the varsity had referred the case to its vigilance department. The daily wagers, in a written complaint to vice-chancellor Jaspal Singh Sandhu, had alleged that an electrician was extracting Rs 1,000 from daily wagers for continued employment. He had been threatening to fire them, they alleged.

The employees also submitted a video to the authorities, in which the electrician was seen taking money. However, the electrician concerned had refuted all allegations and termed all claims baseless and personally motivated. He had said the money that he accepted from a daily wager was loaned by him to the employee, earlier. The electrician in question, on his suspension, said; “I have received a suspension order. I do not have anything to say on the issue. The allegations are baseless. I have been framed. They have damaged my vehicle as well. The money I accepted was a loan. It was not an act of corruption.”

Man booked for abusing civic body officials 

The city police booked a person for abusing officials of the Municipal Corporation (MC) and attempting to set a ditch machine on fire here on Thursday. 

He has been identified as Charanjit Singh, resident of Gurdev Nagar. Inspector Chander Parkash and Inspector Raj Kumar from the Land Department of the MC stated, in their complaint at Gate Hakima Police Station, that around 2 pm they along with team of the Land Wing reached near Gate Hakima to vacate land that was illegally occupied by Charanjit. The accused was illegally running a washing centre. He started abusing MC officials and tried set a ditch machine on fire. He also misbehaved with the cops, who arrived on a complaint of the estate officer, they said. 

ASI Hardeyal Singh from Gate Hakima Police Station said a case has been registered. Later, the accused was released on bail. 

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