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Chandigarh: Man climbs 200-ft tower in Sector 17, demands meeting with Punjab CM

By, Chandigarh
Jun 11, 2024 08:04 PM IST

After being safely brought down from the tower, Vikram was taken for a medical check-up; subsequently, Chandigarh Police escorted him to the Sector 3 residence of Bhagwant Mann, but he was not available

High drama prevailed in Chandigarh’s Sector 17 for five hours since 8.30 am on Tuesday when a man climbed a 200-ft tower, demanding a meeting with Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann.

Police and fire brigade personnel brought the man down safely around 1.30 pm. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Police and fire brigade personnel brought the man down safely around 1.30 pm. (Keshav Singh/HT)

Police and fire brigade personnel brought the man, Vikram Singh, who belongs to Jind district in Haryana, safely down around 1.30 pm from the tower, located in the parking area between the police station and the bus stand in Sector 17.

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Deputy superintendent of police (Central) Gurmukh Singh said he had been communicating with Vikram over phone regularly and finally convinced him to come down with the help of the fire brigade personnel.

He said Vikram was involved in a long-pending land dispute in Mansa district of Punjab and wanted to present his case before chief minister Mann for an early resolution.

Vikram alleged that he had visited police stations in Mansa and Jind several times to lodge a complaint in the case, but he was not being heard. He was hopeful that Mann’s intervention would expedite action.

DSP Gurmukh Singh assured Vikram over the phone that he had spoken to the officer on special duty (OSD) to the Punjab chief minister and that his issue would be addressed. The DSP also promised to take Vikram to the chief minister’s residence.

After being safely brought down from the tower, Vikram was taken for a medical check-up. Subsequently, Chandigarh Police escorted him to the Sector 3 residence of CM Mann. Although Mann was not available, the OSD to the CM assured Vikram that a meeting will be arranged within one to two days.

Police revealed that Vikram had initially attempted to climb towers at other locations in Chandigarh, including one at the Sector 43 bus stand, but they were locked. Eventually, he found an accessible tower in Sector 17.

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