Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 27
An unemployed elementary teacher climbed atop a mobile phone tower near the MLA hostel in Sector 4 here on Saturday.
The Punjab teacher is carrying a bottle of petrol.
A heavy police force and fire tenders have reached the spot.
Police officials said the protesting teacher climbed atop the tower around 4 am today. Fire officials tried to persuade him to come down but he did not pay heed.
Meanwhile, SAD leaders, led by Sukhbir Singh Badal, Bikram Majithia and Jagir Kaur, who were on their way to the Punjab CM's residence during a protest march, appealed to the teacher to come down as they talked with Punjab Education Minister Pargat Singh to resolve the matter.
Sources said the protesting teacher claimed that his salary, along with that of 180 of his colleagues, was cut down to Rs 25,000.
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