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Teachers' protest: Police on toes to protect water tanks

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  JALANDHAR, February 15, 2014
First Published: 20:25 IST(15/2/2014) | Last Updated: 20:27 IST(15/2/2014)

The city police were on their toes here on Saturday to protect various overhead water tanks in the city in the wake of the threat of alternative innovative education (AIE) teachers to climb the tanks to lodge their protest against the state government.

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Strict preventive measures had been taken. A major chunk of the police force was deployed to keep an eye on the teachers' protest at Partap Bagh bus stand to secure the high-rise water tanks.

A week ago, the teachers had announced to protest by climbing the water tanks in Ludhiana on February 15. Some members of the teachers' union had reached here also.

The police officials rounded up about ten teachers at the bus stand and were taken to police station division number 7.

Richa Agnihotri, assistant commissioner of police, said that the teachers were detained and were freed after a while.

"We have made all security arrangements at various water tanks so as to avoid any untoward incident," she added.

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