Ujjain : 20 employees of the Madhya Pradesh Vidyut Vitaran Company Limited (MPVVCL) were held captive at the office of the company, here on Monday evening, by Bharatiya Kisan Sangh to protest against unjustified charges levied on them by the company.
According to reliable sources, the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission had issued orders to provide connections of five horse power each, to the farmers to grow winter crops. The farmers said the company had failed to comply with the orders and had provided themtemporary connections for just four months at a charge of Rs 15500 per connection, which had proved to be extremely expensive.
Hence, 70 representatives of the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) from 50 villages marched to Tower Chowk to hand over a memorandum containing their demands to concerned officials. However, none of the officials were present to receive the memorandum. The farmers then reached company’s office at Maksi Road and locked up the office just before closing hours. Women were allowed to leave the office but the farmers held male employees captive until midnight when their memorandum was finally accepted by the superintendent following which, the employees were allowed to leave the office.