Jammu Police foils NHM employees’ ‘Secretariat Chalo’ march, 5 injured in lathi-charge

JAMMU: At least five employees of National Health Mission on Wednesday got injured when the police resorted to mild lathi-charge to prevent their march to the Civil Secretariat where the district administration has already imposed Section 144 of CrPC as preventive measure.

Carrying placards and shouting slogans, thousands of NHM employees in the afternoon took out protest rally and marched towards the Civil Secretariat demanding ‘regularisation’ of their jobs.

On reaching near Shalimar Chowk, where Section 144 was already into force, contingent of police, restricted them from heading towards the Civil Secretariat.

The protestors and the police clashed during the protest.

Meanwhile when they forcefully tried to march, police resorted to mild lathicharge and also fired chilly bombs to disperse the protestors.

Around five NHM employees sustained injuries in the lath-charge.

Amid anti-government sloganeering, the demonstrators staged sit-in at Shalimar Chowk.

Traffic came to halt in old city area due to protest.