Strike by ETOs against AETC’s misbehaviour
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Congress Mahila Morcha president Leena Tapria also alleged misbehaviour by the same AETC
Excise and taxation officers (ETOs) went on a pen-down strike on Thursday. The ETOs were protesting against alleged misbehaviour by assistant excise and taxation commissioner (AETC) Harbir Singh with ETO M L Sharma.
Sources said few known persons of Sharma had gone to meet Singh regarding their work and after a few minutes, Sharma also entered the AETC's room. Later, the AETC had an argument with the ETO — something to which the association took exception and they all went on strike. The association members said they would continue strike on Friday as well.
The incident happened on Wednesday, and the AETC went on leave on Thursday.
Congress Mahila Morcha president Leena Tapria also alleged misbehaviour by the same AETC. She said a group of women from Rishi Nagar had gone to meet him regarding a wine shop in that area which was near a school. The women had got that shop closed. "The contractor was not able to produce documents of his shop before Deputy Police Commissioner Gurpreet Purewal. Later, we went to meet AETC Harbir Singh to get an update over this issue because we got information that he was trying hard to get the shop re-opened," Tapria said.
However, the AETC "misbehaved with us and was very rude to us", she alleged. Later, they met deputy excise and taxation commissioner (DETC) Kamalpreet Brar.
AETC Harbir was not available for comment, but DETC Brar confirmed the strike by ETOs.
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