Dispute over safai workers truce with AMC: 10 injured in clash between two groups

Accusing the GMS of orchestrating the attack, Maheshbhai, a member of the MNM, said, “They called us at Jodhpur and then attacked us brutally because we did not join them in the strike.”

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:October 2, 2016 1:02 am
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Ten people were injured on Saturday after a clash between two labour groups at Jodhpur ward of Ahmedabad. The clash took place between members of Municipal Naukar Mandal and Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha.

Recently, safai workers of new west zone have resumed work after over a month strike, following a truce with the AMC. While Harish Makwana-led Municipal Naukar Mandal had supported the compromise with the civic body, Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha was opposed it.

Accusing the GMS of orchestrating the attack, Maheshbhai, a member of the MNM, said, “They called us at Jodhpur and then attacked us brutally because we did not join them in the strike.”

Five MNM members were injured in the attack, three of them seriously and admitted to the trauma ward of the V S Hospital on Saturday noon. The enraged MNM members have gone on strike, demanding immediate action against the attackers.

Amrish Patel, the GMS leader on the other hand alleged that it was the Naukar Mandal members who attacked GMS members. “They have attacked and injured five of our members who have been admitted in the Civil Hospital,” he said. No police complaint was lodged in this connection till evening.

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