Lucknow DM `slaps` govt employees
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Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010, 19:23
Lucknow: The Lucknow district magistrate on Friday allegedly slapped some striking government staff during inspection of various departments, evoking sharp reaction from employees union which demanded stern action against him.

The incident occurred at Agriculture Directorate where DM Amit Ghosh had gone along with some administration and police officers to check presence of the employees following strike call given by various unions.

Reacting sharply to the incident, the employees' union leaders have demanded stern action against the DM and the DIG Lucknow.

"We condemn the incident and both the officers should be placed under suspension by the government. The employees will not buckle under pressure tactics of the administration," spokesman of the union Ramakant Mishra said.

The government staff decided to go on an indefinite strike from today to protest against lathicharge on employees during a demonstration here yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Congress too has demanded suspension of the two officers.


First Published: Friday, January 22, 2010, 19:23

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