Protests by PRI Members and Villagers help poor DRM to get job back

Port Blair, Feb 05: Today since 1000 hrs in the morning large number of people from Wimberlygunj under the leadership of Pradhan of Shoal Bay staged a dharna infornt of DFO Office Wimberlygunj.

The protesters demanded job for Mr. Romanus Minj, R/o Shoal Bay No 8, as DRM in Forest Department. Mr. Romanus Minj was recently removed from DRM post by the Department, it is learnt.

In this demonstration, Pradhan Mannarghat and Pramukh Panchayat Samithi, Ferrargunj also participated.

About 50 people from Shoal Bay and Mannarghat area attended the dharna.

Later at noon, Mr. AC Tilak, ACF Divisional Forest office, Wimberly Gunj called the three PRIs in his chamber and assured that from today onwards Romanus Minj will be appointed under Mannarghat Range as a DRM.

Tehsildar Ferrargunj and police team were also present on the spot during protest. After getting assurance, the demonstration was called off.

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