FCI employees go on indefinite strike
Arrest of 3 workers
Jammu, Dec 2: The employees of Food Corporation of India’s (FCI) regional office on Friday went on indefinite strike against the alleged “illegal detention” of three workers by the Crime Branch.
Shouting slogans against the Police Department, a group of employees gathered outside FCI office near Bahu Plaza complex and alleged that the Crime Branch officials swooped inside the FCI office on Thursday and whisked away three workers for “no fault of theirs”.
“Crime Branch officials had come to FCI regional office Jammu to inquire about some procedure of work in the corporation from employees. They had even been provided with a room by FCI in regional office Jammu for the purpose because neither FCI nor FCI employees were against any investigation,” agitating employees said.
They maintained that they were in favour of any investigation in presence of vigilance branch of FCI and any other agency. “But the Crime Branch instead of any inquiry, forcibly took away these FCI officials to some unknown place,” they said.
They said that all the unions of FCI in the State have taken the Crime Branch’s move seriously. “We have decided to go on indefinite strike till over colleagues are released unconditionally and action is taken against the guilty sleuths of the Crime Branch who had no jurisdiction over FCI being a central government organisation,” the employees said.
The Unions have urged the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to intervene in the matter. Meanwhile, work in all FCI offices got crippled with employees staying away from their official duties.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 2 Dec 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 2 Dec 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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