Over 20,000 engineers in Bihar on Sunday threatened to go on a strike from Monday if the state government failed to recommend a CBI probe into the alleged killing of a colleague by Monday noon.
An executive engineer Yogendra Pandey had allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the roof of a three-storey building of the Collectorate in Sitamrhi on June 18, police said.
Differing with the police claim, Bihar Engineering Services Coordination Committee (BESCC) alleged that the executive engineer was "killed" when he had gone to meet Superintendent of Police Chhatranil Singh to request for deployment of a bodyguard as he apprehended threat to his life.
BESCC president Aditya Narayan Jha Anal and general secretary Kamla Kant Sharma told reprters that failure of the state government to concede to their demand would "force" the engineers, owing allegiance to five associations, to boycott work in all departments between June 22 and June 24.
A demonstration would be organised on June 24 in support of the demands, they said.
The engineers would begin an "indefinite strike" from June 25 if the demand was not met, they said.