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Fear returns to city as criminals target corporate executives

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Jamshedpur : In last four months alone, three Tata executives were attacked while one of them died. The recent incidents of attack have added to the erosion of Jamshedpur’s image as peaceful steel city.

The shooting incidents on the executives started last year with Tata Steel manager (urban services) Vipul Kumar being shot at and critically injured on the night of November 23 outside United Club in Bistupur.

After which followed TML Drivelines (a subsidiary of Tata Motors) executive Brajesh Sahay (40), who was shot dead by two armed assailants in front of his bungalow on Dalma Road at Nildih under Telco police station area on February 23 night.

While on March 10, equipment maintenance department executive Ratnesh Raj was shot at and injured near Ghorabandha.

Meanwhile concerned over the failure of the police in solving the high-profile murder and provide safety to corporate officials, the companies have taken onus on themselves to ensure security of their employees.

The Tata Motors management have started beefing up security of the company’s executives in Nildih area where Sahay was murdered.

The company security guards in collaboration of the local police have embarked on a drive to conduct random checking of the vehicles, including cars thatpass through Nildih area.

Apart from the random checking, the security guards as well as the personnel of Telco police station are carrying out night patrolling of the roads leading to Nildih area. Spokesman of the Tata Motors, Capt PJ Singh con- firmed about the initiative the company’s security department has taken after the murder of Sahay.

“Though we have beefed up the security measures in Nildih area , the locality where the company executives resides, but the security-enhancing exercise is being carried out with the help of the local police,” said the company spokesman.

Another official said that as the Nildih area is surrounded with several urban slums, the roads leading to it (Nilidih) have to be wellguarded so that criminal ele-pass through Nildih area. Apart from the random checking, the security guards as well as the personnel of Telco police station are carrying out night patrolling of the roads leading to Nildih area. Spokesman of the Tata Motors, Capt PJ Singh con- firmed about the initiative the company’s security department has taken after the murder of Sahay. “Though we have beefed up the security measures in Nildih area , the locality where the company executives resides, but the security-enhancing exercise is being carried out with the help of the local police,” said the company spokesman. Another official said that as the Nildih area is surrounded with several urban slums, the roads leading to it (Nilidih) have to be wellguarded so that criminal ele-ments may be frustrated from making a free entry into the area.

A senior Tata Steel official, on the condition of anonymity, expressed his fears. “The tranquility of the city has been disturbed over past few months. We are scared of stepping out after dusk.

Meanwhile sources informed that the assailants have used a 7.65 calibre pistol for firing on the Tata Steel manager. The police confirmed it following recovery of empty cartridges from the place of occurrence. It was the same kind of pistol which had been used in the murder of Tata Motors executive Brajesh Sahay on February 23. As Sahay was also attacked while he was getting out of his car near his residence on Dalma Road in Nildih, the police maintain that the assailants are the same who had attacked Sahay as the modus operandi and weapon matched perfectly.

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  • ram

    Bihar is still the biggest exporter of criminals in this country.

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