Engineers’ forum protest over manhandling of JE

JAMMU, JUL 12: A forum of junior engineers with engineers of different wings of Electrical, Civil and Mechanical Deptt today held a strong protest at chief engineer, EMRE PDD, Canal Road Office under the chairmanship of Er Sachin Tickoo, convenor of the body on the issue of manhandling of junior engineer while on official duty by miscreants at Bani Tehsil of Kathua District.
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 and a video of the incident has also gone viral.
The forum said that the local police have not lodged requisite FIR till date against the miscreants who have been captured in the recording.
Engineers appealed to the Divisional Commissioner Jammu, SSP Kathua to intervene in the matter and Deputy Commissioner Kathua and SDM be instructed to prevail on the police to nab the miscreants.
The engineers have already met DC Kathua and SDM in this regard.
Er Wasim Mir of the forum asked the Divisional Commissioner Jammu and DGP J&K Police to devise a standard operating procedure in such cases so that unnecessary personal harassment of JE is prevented and due justice also prevails.
Accordingly a circular and modus operandi must be issued from the Home Department in this regard for the Police Stations.
Er Ankush Gupta exhorted upon the engineers of all cadres to be united and prepared for a struggle in order to seek justice for the fraternity.