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UP govt invokes NSA against union leaders

Last Updated: Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 18:40

Kanpur: Four union leaders have been booked
under the National Security Act for misbehaving with the
Labour Commissioner and engaging in violence at the office of
the Labour Department here, officials said on Saturday.

Superintendent of Police (Crime) O P Singh told reporters
that the National Security Act (NSA) has been invoked against
the four leaders - Chandrashekhar, President of LML labour
union, Shyamji Yadav, Pooran Rajput and Rajkumar of the JK
Jute Mill labour union.
On July 15, employees of LML company and labourers of JK
jute mill staged a dharna outside the office of Labour
Commissioner. They wanted the commissioner to listen to
their demands.

When the Labour Commissioner Sitaram Meena came out of
the office to go elsewhere in his car, some protesters
misbehaved with him. This infuriated the Labour Commissioner
office staff who retaliated and the ensuing clashes resulted
in damage to property and vehicles of the office, police said.
Taking action against the protesters, police and district
authorities detained several of them and charged 15 persons
under the Criminal Act and attempt to homicide.

SP (Crime) said that the four persons against whom the
NSA has been invoked have been in jail since July.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 18:40

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