Contractual employees canecharged in Patiala

Patiala, September 2

Contractual employees of the Water and Sanitation Department were canecharged by the Patiala Police on Wednesday when they tried to march towards the residence of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

Around 20 protesters were rounded up by the police. The police stopped the protesters near the Polo Ground where they staged a demonstration. They have been demanding regularisation of their services.

Gurpreet Singh, president, Motivator and Master-Motivator Union, Punjab, said, “The government is neither regularising our jobs nor paying us. We demand that the government should immediately advertise jobs and recruit us.”

Charanjeet Singh, SDM, said, “We fixed a meeting with them. However, the protesters showed unruly behaviour. Consequently, the police had to use force to maintain law and order.” — TNS

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