The duo has climbed water tanks and mobile towers at Badal village in Punjab twice and has stayed for a period of 5-6 days
Chandigarh: The TET (Teacher Eligibility Test) pass ETT (Elementary Teachers Training) teachers from Punjab who have climbed atop of mobile tower at Punjab Bhawan Sector 3, Chandigarh, continued with their protest and remained on the tower on second day as well.
Meanwhile, the Police force with two ambulances and fire brigade team remained on ground to keep vigil over the protestors.
Ramgopal, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Chandigarh said “The Police and other officials are in contact with the duo and have also been convincing them to come down and leave the protest idea but to no avail. Meanwhile, no FIR has been registered in the matter however as necessary action will be taken as per law”.
Sources said that the duo is in contact with the union members of the ETT sect and the union members are continuously briefing them about the ground reports.
Sources also added being atop mobile tower, the duo are attending the natures call from the spot itself at late night hours after midnight. The two jobless ETT teachers identified as Deepak (35) and Rakesh (29) from Fazilka and Gurdaspur in Punjab respectively had climbed the mobile tower on a height of around 80-90 feet at around 3 am on Thursday. The high drama came to witness in the morning when at around 8 am, the two started raising slogans against the Punjab government.
Sources said that the two are habitual ones as have already climbed tower and water tanks twice at Punjab following similar protests.
Climbed at water tank for 5 days in September
Kamal Thakur a member of five-member committee of ETPUTU said Rakesh and Deepak had climbed Water Tank at Badal village in September. The two climbed water tank in Badal village and remained atop for 5 days. The two then were brought down by the Punjab Police team after Punjab CM approved to the demands, said Thakur.
However when they were brought down later, the health of Rakesh had deteriorated and was then admitted to hospital, added Thakur.
Climbed at mobile tower for 6 days in October
Thakur said that the duo had also climbed at mobile tower again at Badal village in October. The duo remained atop mobile tower for 6 days and then came down after the demands were accepted.
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