The revelation that four bodies lay undetected at Bokaro Steel for five days has left the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which guards the premises, red in the face with its IG (east zone) R.P. Singh rushing in to conduct an on-the-spot inquiry on Wednesday.
Singh inspected the boundary wall of the plant and barbed fencing, which stretches for more than 18km. It was found that the fence lies damaged at several points while the height of the boundary wall, which ought to be about 12 feet, drops to only eight to 10 feet at a few spots.
Singh asked the officers accompanying him to repair the boundary wall besides fortifying the watchtowers that should be manned by personnel round the clock and intensifying patrolling. He also directed them to seek a report on what the guards were doing on the night of March 15.
“Though the CISF men are doing good work in providing security to the plant, they should be more alert,” Singh said before leaving.