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Rashid marshalled out

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 24: Indepen-dent MLA Engineer Rashid was today marshalled out of the Assembly for disrupting its proceedings when he raised the issue of detention of a minor boy under Public Safety Act (PSA) in Kot Bhalwal Jail and triggered ruckus in the House.
Rashid, who has been raising the issue for the past few days in the House, resorted to sloganeering against the State Government and walked into Well of House when the session started.
He charged the Government with brow beating the teacher and family instead of releasing the boy.
Rashid alleged the state police have detained a teacher, who issued the school certificate of the minor.
Ignoring directions of Speaker Kavinder Gupta to sit on his chair and not to disturb other members of the House, Rashid continued to indulge in sloganeering.
The Speaker ordered the MLA be removed after repeated requests failed to calm him down. He was the marshalled out.
On Monday, Rashid submitted a school certificate of the boy that stated that the student was a minor and the Speaker asked the government into look into the matter.
Speaking to reporters, Rasheed alleged that the Headmaster has been detained and entire record had been seized and boy’s mother has been questioned.
“Instead of releasing the minor boy they are using brute force to suppress the voice”, he charged.

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