Odisha Energy Minister's Residence Ransacked, Eggs Hurled By Agitators

Bhubaneswar; Dec.18: Odisha Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das's official residence ransacked in Bhubaneswar by agitating family members of the dead employees, who seek rehabilitation and employment. Eggs hurled and stones pelted at Pranab's residence. About 30 people detained by the cops.

According to the members of the Committee, which is spearheading the agitation, many of them were injured in police excess.

The employees had been on a strike at Lower PMG for the last four months. But, the Energy Minister did not pay heed to their demands, they alleged.

Earlier, the family members of the deceased employees tonsured their heads and performed last rites of the Energy Minister after burning his effigy.

Meanwhile, Pranab Prakash Das has refuted the allegations that he is not taking any steps to address the concerns of family members of deceased employees. "We are taking steps according to gadget notification. Won't file police complaint against people, who ransacked my house out of anger," he said.

Notably, the relatives of deceased workers of the department had been conducting a marathon agitation at Lower PMG of Bhubaneswar since past four months. Yesterday, they had threatened to take law into their hands, should their demands go unnoticed.

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