Cane Wielding SDM Must be ternminated from service, demand students

Teertharaj Agaarwal in a thick of an unsavoury controversy, will collector save his skin?

Balodabazar.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate Teertharaj Aggarwal has courted a disgraceful controversy. He was seen in action on Thursday trying to disperse students of Amera village of the district, who were holding a sit-in demonstration near their school to press forth with various demands.

When they denied to budge, Aggarwal ordered the police personnel to cane charge the students. Photos and videos of police action and the SDM himself wielding cane against students were circulated far and wide.

It’s said that Aggarwal wanted to impress Chief Minister Raman Singh with his act as the CM’s caravan was scheduled to cross the very road, on which the studnts were demonstrating, during the much touted Atal Vikas Yatra.

The SDM’s step immediately invited flak against him all over the state. The issue took a more serious turn as students chose to boycott their classes on Friday. Having locked all the class rooms today, the sudents, including girl students of the village came out on the same road they were demonstrating peacefully yesterday.

Today, the students added a new demand in the list of the older ones. They wanted SDM Teertharaj Aggarwal’s services be terminated with immediate effect. They won’t budge their position, nor would they resume educational activities anew till such time that the erring SDM was not dismissed from his service.

When police officials came to know of their unrest today, they tried to pacify the students but they were not able to prevail upon the angy students. They kept on repeating their deman for dismissing Aggarwal from services. They would not even listen to any body else than the collector himself. They also made it very clesr that no one should expect them to be pacified till Aggarwal was in services.

The collector, however, hadn’t showed up to the angry students by the time of writing this news and the students were seen pushing on with their demands.

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