Raipur: DGP Ashok Juneja met the wives of the assistant constables at the Police Head Quarter (PHQ), Nava Raipur. He listened to the demands made by them and took the memorandum of the representatives of the police family.
Juneja assured them that every possible effort will be made to fulfill their demands. DGP also offered the police families have food with him. After the assurance from the DGP, women will now return from Nava Raipur to Bastar, Bijapur, Dantewada districts. All these women were protesting in Raipur since Monday.
On Tuesday morning, the wives of assistant constables created a ruckus in Nava Raipur. On Monday as well, the women were brought to the temporary jail built in Sapre School after protests in Nava Raipur earlier in the day and had to spend the night in the same campus too. All the women wanted to meet the state DGP Ashok Juneja. No senior officer of the police department came to meet these women. These wives of assistant constables were forced to spend the night with small children among the dirt and mosquitoes.
All these women had reached Raipur from cities like Bastar, Raigarh, and Bilaspur. The women are demanding removal of salary discrepancy of their and they should be given regular jobs in the police department. Besides, rules of retirement-pension and compassionate appointment should be implemented.
Ujjwal Diwan, who is leading the protest along with these women, said that if the police keep someone in their custody, then they also arrange for their food and drink. There are women and small children here, but the administration did not paid any attention.