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'Power workers not responsible for power cuts'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

JORHAT, Aug 6: The Assam State Power Workers’ Union has fixed October 1 as the date to trap Shankar Jyoti Hazarika of Majuli who allegedly physically assaulted and manhandled power workers, including an officer, during load shedding.

The union said that the union workers were in no way responsible for power cuts and load shedding as this was totally controlled by the respective power stations. But the Assam State Power Workers had to face the ire of the people for the same, said Dinesh Goswami, the secretary of the State Power Workers’ Union, while briefing the media here at Jorhat Press Club on Saturday.

Dinesh Goswami said that lack of man power, infrastructure and low-quality conductors had led to power failure and death of nearly 50 people during the past 30 days. He said that no power worker was responsible for this.

The Power Workers’ Union said that due to an inefficient maging director and other top officials, power theft was on the rise. Developmental and renovation works were also lying stagnt.

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