Gurugram : The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) took harsh measures against three of its sanitation workers after they were accused of trying to demand money from a contractor by threatening to stop the sanitation job if the contractor did not pay them.
Two of the sanitation workers involved in the event have had their employment terminated, while one has had his employment stopped with immediate effect, according to a Tuesday order from the city body.
On November 14, an MCG contractor filed a complaint alleging that the employees, Ram Singh, Naresh Malkat, and Rajesh, had been the victims of extortion.
The contractor claimed that the accused threatened to hurt him if he did not pay their demand of Rs 25,000 per month.
He informed the police that the accused had already unlawfully taken Rs 3 lakh from him and were now threatening to harm him severely if he did not pay the sum that had been outstanding since January.
Civil Lines Police in Gurugram arrested three workers after filing a formal complaint under the applicable provisions of the IPC.
The civic organization has also established a committee to look into the situation.
A senior MCG official requesting anonymity said that the committee will also investigate the reasons for the frequent strikes of sanitation workers, the involvement of any contractor or agency in organizing the strike and the involvement of sanitation union leaders or other corporation employees.