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Beaten up by Akalis, jobless linemen move rights panel

The unemployed linemen, who were beaten up by Akali workers during a protest at the chief minister's function in Mansa on Monday, have knocked the doors of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC). According to a complaint filed by Dinesh Chadha, a Rupnagar lawyer, it had been alleged that unemployed linemen were thrashed by leaders of Shiromani Akali Dal and police personnel.

chandigarh Updated: Nov 27, 2013 19:44 IST
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The unemployed linemen, who were beaten up by Akali workers during a protest at the chief minister's function in Mansa on Monday, have knocked the doors of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC).

According to a complaint filed by Dinesh Chadha, a Rupnagar lawyer, it had been alleged that unemployed linemen were thrashed by leaders of Shiromani Akali Dal and police personnel.

The complaint said the linemen were beaten up when they tried to raise their voice for employment before chief minister Parkash Singh Badal at Banawali thermal plant in Mansa.

Terming it a violation of human rights, the complaint stated that this all happened in the presence of the chief minister, district administration and higher police officials.

The complaint appealed to the PSHRC for directing the DGP to take action against leaders of the ruling party and police officials who beat up unemployed linemen.