Kolkata: Para-teachers from some colleges in West Bengal on Sunday made an attempt to march towards the residence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to appraise her of their plight, but the police stopped them mid-way.
Police said nearly 40 para-teachers gathered at the Gariahat crossing in south Kolkata and marched through Rashbehari Avenue till they reached Hazra Road crossing near the chief minister`s residence.
When the police stopped the para-teachers at Hazra Crossing and requested them to move to adjacent Jatin Das Park, they refused and insisted that they be allowed to go to Banerjee`s residence.
The para-teachers, who claimed they had not been paid salaries for 25 months, also turned down a request from the police to send a two-member delegation to meet Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy.
Adamant on meeting the chief minister, they then squatted on the Hazra Road Crossing upon which they were apprehended. They would be released later, police said.