Migrants protest in Punjab after rumour over train, bus

Migrants protest in Punjab after rumour over train, bus

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Migrant labourers protested in Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib district on Monday after rumour spread over trains and buses that will ferry them to Bihar, police said.

Senior Superintendent of Police Amneet Kondal said a rumour spread that buses will leave for Bihar from the Khalsa School in Mandi Gobindgarh town, following which a large number of migrant labourers assembled at the spot.

The police reached and told the labourers that there was no such schedule of trains or buses, following which the agitated people protested against the district administration and shouted slogans.

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Civil and police officials rushed to the spot to control the situation. Mandi Gobindgarh police station incharge Mohinder Singh pacified the agitated migrants, Kondal said.

According the SSP, misleading information was shared on social media that the labourers were beaten, they damaged police vehicles, and labourers and officials were injured, but nothing happened.

Legal action is being taken against such persons who is misleading people on social media, Kondal said.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate Amloh Anand Sagar Sharma said after coordinating with railway authorities, special buses were arranged and around 300 migrant labourers were sent to the Ambala railway station, from where they will leave for Bihar. 

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