Patiala police cane-charge teachers; many detained

During a faceoff between police and protesting teachers, many protesters are said to have been detained

Tribune News Service
Patiala, April 11

Once again Patiala Police cane-charged B.Ed-TET pass unemployed teachers when they tried to force their way to the chief minister’s residence, here on Sunday afternoon.

During a faceoff between police and protesting teachers, many protesters are said to have been detained.

Notably, protesting teachers had already announced to gherao the CM’s residence. However, when teachers were marching towards the CM house, police cane-charged and detained the teachers near Polo Ground 100 metres away from the CM residence.

Now, the unemployed teachers have blocked the Bathinda-Chandigarh highway near Passiana.

Meanwhile, one protesting teacher jumped into Bhakhra canal and was rescued by divers.

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