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Old 09-Feb-2010
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JALANDHAR: Thousands of migrant workers did not turn up for work and gathered in Focal Point areas in protest against the Sunday night sword attack that left a dozen and more factory workers injured.

Several migrant labourers were wounded as two robbers attacked them with swords in the Gadaipur area. While police officials claimed that seven migrants were wounded, the latter’s leaders said between 12 and 16 were injured.

In what may be termed as a recurrence of the Dhandari Kalan incident in Ludhiana two months ago, hundreds of migrant labourers gathered in protest against the incident at Gadaipur on Monday. They were led by state president of the Purvanchal Vikas Mahasabha (PVM) Sachidanand and its chairman Deen Bandu Dinanath blocked traffic at the Gadaipur pulli and asked migrant labourers to boycott their work.

Udyog Nagar Manufacturing Association chief Tejinder Singh Bhasin said nearly 1,000 hand tool, pipe fitting, gun metal and motor part units had to bear Rs 100 crore loss due to the boycott.

Thereafter, the agitators proceeded towards the Gadaipur market where they forced shopkeepers to close their establishments. Raising slogans against the government, they went towards the Focal Point to reach the highway to block traffic.

Police officials led by DC Ajit Singh Pannu and SSP RK Jaiswal reached the area after getting information. They persuaded the protesters to disperse with the promise of nabbing the culprits within seven days. However, the PVM representatives gave an ultimatum of 48 hours for the arrest of the culprits failing which they threatened to start a state-level agitation. While the police claimed two motor cycle-borne robbers had attacked the migrants, eyewitness Rakesh Kumar of the Gadaipur Market, said there were three. Rakesh said two pillion riders attacked whoever came in their way from the Bulandpur road to Randhawa village via Gadaipur. PVM Gadaipur president Umesh Prasad said the robbers first snatched Rs 300 from two migrants near Janak Karyana Store in Gadaipur on the Bulandpur road. The robbers attacked them with swords while fleeing.

While an FIRhas been registered at the Maqsoodan police station against two unknown robbers, the DC announced Rs 20,000 as ex gratia payment to each of the injured and free-of-cost treatment to them.

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