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Punjab revenue officers go on indefinite strike

Punjab: The Punjab Revenue Officers Association on Tuesday went on an indefinite strike in the state after a naib-tehsildar, some patwaris and other officials were held captive by farmers belonging to the Bharti Kissan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) at sub-tehsil office in Lambi on Monday, The Tribune reported.

The report said farmers had started a protest outside the sub-tehsil complex demanding compensation for the damage of their cotton crop due to pink bollworm attack in the morning, but later barged into the complex and stopped the officials from going out.

Meanwhile, the police lathi-charged the protesting farmers at midnight and dispersed them. Some farmers suffered injuries and were admitted to a hospital, it said.

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