STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The Forum of Engineers and technical staff, with staff of different wings of Power Development Department on Friday staged a protest by wearing black-badges at the office of the Chief Engineer, Elect M&RE Wing, Canal road on the issue of manhandling of a Junior Engineer while on duty, by some miscreants at Pouni Chak Grid Station. Condemning the action of unruly mob and that too inside the Grid Station premises, the protesting employees said that the incident took place when the Junior Engineer was on duty and maintaining power supply from the aforesaid Grid Station. The miscreants among the mob manhandled the staff and also snatched keys of vehicle and other utilities of staff and forcibly ransacked grid premises. The protesting engineers and feeder managers appealed to the Divisional Commissioner Jammu, SSP Jammu to intervene in the matter and urged the Deputy Commissioner of Jammu and SDM to direct Police authorities for providing adequate security arrangements at Grid and Receiving Stations, besides apprehending the miscreants, who prevented the government official for doing his/her legitimate duty. They also sought adequate security arrangements at vital Grid and Receiving Stations fed from Canal, Pounichak, Janipur, Gladni, Barn areas of Jammu region, so that such incidents do not happen. The engineers demanded that police should take strict action against miscreants, for up keeping morale of staff.
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