Paradip firing: Labour union strike work

Bhubaneswar: Protesting against Monday’s alleged firing by CISF jawans at Paradip Oil Refinery, the labour union has called for a day-long strike today. Members of the union staged road blockade near Rangiagrah affecting the work at the refinery. 

IG (central range) Arun Roy who reached at Paradip yesterday has taken stock of the situation in a meeting with district administration and officials of security forces. To avoid any untoward incident eight platoons of police force have been deployed. 

On Monday as many as eight people including some labourers were injured at the refinery as CISF jawans allegedly opened fire. Scuffle between the jawans and the labourers gained momentum when some workers without gate pass reportedly tried to force enter into the plant premises at gate no 4. The security forces allegedly opened fire at the labourers when situation went beyond control.