KRRS staged protest demanding dismissal of Mescom official Sheshappa Poojary

3:21 PM, Monday, April 8th, 2013

MescomMangalore : The members of Karnataka Rajya Raita Sangha organized a protest against Mescom in front of its office at A B Shetty circle on April 8, Monday over frequent power cuts in twin districts.

Addressing the protestors, Vijay Hegde State vice-president said that the since the power generated from Jog Falls and UPCL is diverted to places like Bangalore and Hassan, the people from coastal region are suffering the frequent power cut.

The power department in order to supply electricity to the people of Bangalore is cheating the students of coastal districts during the examination. Whether the students of coastal district are low compared to the students of Bangalore in education, he asked.

MescomThe farmers are facing difficulties due to the power cuts. They also demanded to give power generated from Jog station to twin districts and power from UPCL to others.

On the demand of the protestors, Mescom vigilant SP Ravi Narayan came to talk to the protestors, but they did not agree to discuss the unsolved problem with him and demanded to speak to Mescom MD Sumanth.

After the continuous argument with the MESCOM officials, MD came down to meet the farmers association and listen to their problem.

The association who spoke to the MD for over 45 minutes, said that Mescom Uppinangady joint engineer Sheshappa Poojary had removed their pump sets and even imprisoned one of the member of association on the false complaint of assaulting him.

MescomOn demand to dismiss Sheshappa Poojary, he said they will give Mescom a deadline of 24 hours, to investigate the case of Sheshappa and if failed they would hold intensified protest on April 9, Tuesday.

In reply, MD Sumanth said that the officials will conduct an enquiry into the matter and take strict action against the culprit based on the report.

Later a memorandum was also submitted to the MD and in turn assured to consider their demands.



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