Five labourers injured as security guards open fire in Jamshedpur

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 13:10 hrs

At least five workers were injured as private company guards opened fire on labourers here on Monday, following heated arguments over not being allowed to enter the premises with their bicycles.

Labourers clashed with the security guards at the gate on being prohibited from entering.

Akhilesh Sharma, a worker, who suffered stomach injuries, said the security guards opened fire while they were seeking permission to enter the company premises with their bicycles.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police (City), K N Chaudhary, said the agitated labourers set around seven to eight motorcycles on fire.

"We got this information that the labourers were not allowed to enter with their bicycles and they were told that the labourers will be taken inside in a bus. They are protesting against this. I do not have any information about firing and we are still investigating. Around seven to eight motorcycles have been set on fire and fire engines have been called to douse the fire," said Chaudhary.

The irate labourers vandalized company property and shouted slogans in protest against the new rule. (ANI)

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