Ludhiana: A private developer abused and slapped a woman building inspector when she, along with her team, went to demolish structures in an illegal colony at Tibba Road on Wednesday.
With his car, the developer hit the vehicle of MC officials and later ran into a vegetable vendor while chasing them. The municipal corporation has got an FIR registered against him.
Health branch officials had gone to check MC garbage dump on Tajpur Road when they noticed some construction going on in an illegal colony a few metres away. The health officials informed the building branch and its staffers went there for demolition.
The Municipal Employees Sangharsh Committee has given 72 hours ultimatum to the authorities to ensure arrest of Gurnam Singh, who attacked and abused Municipal Corporation (MC) team, including a woman building inspector, otherwise all work would be completely stalled. The civic body employees of all the four zones observed a pen-down strike to mark their protest against the attack today.
When the MC staff had gone to demolish an illegal colony near main garbage dump at Jamalpur Awana, its developer Gurnam Singh rammed his SUV three times into car of civic body officials. The developer allegedly manhandled and abused a 23-year-old woman building inspector, Kashish Garg. The building inspector had also accused the developer of tearing her clothes.