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Employees held over protest for salary

UPPER DIR: Police here on Wednesday arrested scores of newly appointed Class-IV employees of the district headquarters hospital over their protest against the district account officer for not releasing their salaries.

The protesters gathered outside the account office and chanted slogans against the officer for not releasing their salaries despite lapse of two months. They alleged that the DAO was not releasing their salaries at the behest of a prominent political leader.

Later, police came to the account office and arrested the protesters. SHO Hamayun Khan said that police were called on the request of DAO. He said that the protesters violated ban on gatherings.

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