Mussoorie, September 20
The peaceful town of Mussoorie was witness to the unruly behaviour of three elected representatives who allegedly misbehaved with a PRD (Prantiya Rakshak Dal) jawan on duty recently at Picture Palace entry barrier and threatened to remove him from the job for not saluting them.

The three Municipal Council members, Ramesh Bhandari,Vinod Semwal and Ramesh Bharti, who were allegedly in a drunken state, reached Picture Palace entry barrier around 9 pm and tried to force the PRD jawan Virendar Chaudhry, who was on duty, to open the gate during the prohibited hours and let their vehicle pass through without any hindrance. When Virendar Chaudhry refused to open the gate, the three MC members began hurling abuses at him and tried to assault the PRD jawan.
The trio also threatened the jawan with removing from the job and also asked him to salute them as he was employed by the MC for the job. The scuffle between the PRD Jawan and the three council members lasted nearly half an hour and the situation was defused only after the interference of local shopkeepers nearby.
The PRD jawans, agitated at the incident, boycotted work today and met the Executive Officer PS Rawat demanding strict action against the unruly behavior of the three council members.
The PRD jawans said that they were assigned with the duty to stop any vehicle from entering or exiting from Mall Road during the prohibited hours but the council members, “who were in a state of intoxication, were trying to flout the norms themselves, which will not be tolerated at any cost.”
PS Rawat said that he would investigate the matter and take action accordingly.

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