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JAMMU: The Forum of Junior Engineers (FJE) on Thursday staged protest against the manhandling of Junior Engineer on official duty by some miscreants at Bani Tehsil of Kathua District.
The Forum members comprising Engineers of Electrical, Civil and Mechanical Wings led by its Convenor, Sachin Tickoo assembled at Chief Engineer, EMRE PDD, Canal Road, Office of the Power Development Department and raised slogans against the government.
The engineers strongly condemned the action of the unruly mob and that too when the manhandling took place in the presence of Naib Tehsildar Duggan, Bani Tehsil. The incident took place when the Junior Engineer had gone to site along with staff to enquire about the cause of electrocution of a person who was repairing appliance at his home.
The engineers are seeking strong action against the miscreants. They also said that after 48 hours of the incident the police have not booked the persons who are clearly visible in the video which was viral on the social networking sites.
The agitating engineers appealed to the Divisional Commissioner Jammu and SSP Kathua to intervene in the matter and Deputy Commissioner, Kathua and SDM should be instructed to prevail on the police to nab the miscreants immediately who have assaulted the government official on duty. The engineers have already met Deputy Commissioner, Kathua and SDM in this regard.
They also expressed anguish over registration of FIR against the Junior Engineer.
Wasim Mir of the forum asked the Divisional Commisioner Jammu and DGP J&K Police to devise a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in such cases so that unnecessary personal harassment of JE is prevented and due justice also prevails. A memorandum will be submitted to Divisional Commissioner Jammu and Principal Secretary Home Department.
Ankush Gupta exhorted upon the engineers of all cadres to be united and prepare for a struggle in order to seek justice for the fraternity.
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