RTC Driver Files Case Against JAC Convener
A TSRTC driver lodged a complaint against JAC convener Ashwatthama Reddy that he was misguiding the employees by continuing the strike, and putting their livelihood at stake.
Hyderabad | 25th October 2019
Apparently vexed by the indefinite strike by the TSRTC employees unions' JAC and suicides by the "dismissed" drivers, a TSRTC driver Koreti Raju of the Kukatpally bus depot lodged a complaint against JAC convener Ashwatthama Reddy on Friday alleging that he was misguiding the RTC employees by continuing the strike, and putting their livelihood and lives at stake.
In his two-page complaint to the Kukatpally police, Raju alleged that Reddy had induced the RTC staff to go on strike with the lure of impossible outcomes like a merger of the RTC with the State government.
He also held the JAC leader responsible for the suicides of some RTC employees.
He said that the Chief Minister had given a chance to the employees to return to work, but Reddy was still misleading them for reasons best known to him.
Raising many issues in his complaint to the police, Raju reportedly alleged that in the name of the strike the JAC convener had been using the crew to organize dharnas at bus depots, rasta rokos, rallies and assorted protests that were exposing the staff to potential criminal cases.
Had the JAC leaders held talks with the RTC management across the table instead and focused only on reasonable demands, the situation would not have worsened to the state it was at today where the RTC employees and their families were on the roads, and the suicides by depressed drivers would have been avoided, Raju claimed.
Stating that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had called upon the striking employees to return to work keeping their demands aside, Raju suggested to the RTC crew not to lose the chance and return to work in the interests of their families, their children and general public.
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