No strike today, petrol pumps to remain open
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Levelling allegations against the traffic police personnel, the tanker drivers on Tuesday were up in arms and staged protest against them in Narwal area here on city outskirts.
Shouting slogans, the protesting tanker drivers alleged that they were being harassed and abused while on way to Srinagar and Leh by the traffic cops.
They said that when the drivers carry supply of petro products to their destinations in the Kashmir Valley and to Leh region, the men in blue at every stop ask them for money.
On refusal, they were either being harassed unnecessarily or even sometimes thrashed by the erring policemen.
However, the tanker drivers union earlier decided to go on indefinite strike seeking action against them but the Deputy Commissioner Jammu and the Additional Deputy Commissioner intervened timely to pacify the protestors. “The Administration has assured us that action will be taken against the guilty traffic cops,” Anan Sharma, J&K Petrol Tankers Union head said.
He said that the drivers were already on strike for two days but now no strike will be observed by the Union after the assurance of the administration while all petrol pumps will remain open.
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