Striking MSEB Employees Demonstrate in Front of Office

Published: 12th March 2014 08:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th March 2014 08:00 PM   |  A+A-


Hundreds of employees of the Kalwa division of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) went on a flash strike and demonstrated in front of the office today, to protest against an alledged assault on one of its employees by a shop owner.

Last evening, the Kalwa police arrested the dairy owner who allegedly assaulted the worker after he asked the shopkeeper to clear his pending payments, sources said.

Sandesh Patil (35) was given the task of collecting pending bills as a part of an year-end collection drive, assistant police inspector S A Bagul of the Kalwa police station said.

Accordingly, Patil went to Old Bombay-Pune road and asked dairy owner Pradeep Ware of Baliram Apartments to clear his bills.

Ware got annoyed after the bill collection officer approached him to clear his bills, and beat him up.

The Kalwa police arrested Ware and charged him under Sections 353 and 332 of the Indian Penal Code.

Further investigations are on, the police said.

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