The Uttar Pradesh Engineers Association on Thursday went on a statewide indefinite strike saying the cease work will continue till its demands in connection with PWD Engineer M K Gupta's murder are met.
Seeking a CBI enquiry into the killing of Gupta in Auraiya on Wednesday, the engineers also demanded Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia relief for his family, security cover for the members, a class 2 category job for Gupta's wife and a type IV residence for the family.
The association has already sent its demands to Chief Minister Mayawati.
Claiming support of many other engineer associations, UPEA president Akhtar Ali Farooqui said, "We have got both the written and oral support of engineer associations from 15 states and we will do everything democratically to ensure that our demands are met.
"We will continue with our strike till our demands are met."