Protest against Enzen Global Solutions Pvt Limited is gaining momentum with power consumers demanding its ouster from the district.
Enzen Hatao Committee, which is spearheading the campaign against the company, has called Dhenkanal bandh on Wednesday. The lawyers have also extended their support to the bandh.
The committee has been carrying on anti-Enzen campaign even in rural areas and sought people’s support for the bandh for several days.
Following repeated protests against Enzen for three months, a tripartite agreement was signed in presence of Collector, SP and senior officials of CESU on January 31. As per the agreement, the company was asked to keep away from bill collection, meter reading and other services. Only CESU officials can do all these works, it was agreed. But a few days after the agreement was signed, Enzen continued to work as usual which was objected by the consumers. During protests, around eight persons were arrested by police.
Talking to this paper, committee leader and Bar Association president Naba Kishore Guru said bandh has been called to protest violation of tripartite agreement and demand ouster of Enzen. Dhenkanal SP Manoranjan Mohanty said they would not allow any violence during bandh and take steps to maintain law and order.
CESU Executive Engineer BB Mohanty declined to comment on the issue while Enzen officials could not be contacted. Meanwhile, BJP has extended its support to the bandh call. The district unit president of the party Naresh Chandra Mohapatra said people’s protest against Enzen company is justified.