The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
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Police price for factory security

Durgapur, Sept. 2: Industrialists here have been asked to apply for special security from the police directorate for a price, instead of engaging security agencies, following the murder of two private guards inside a factory on Saturday.

The police, however, are yet to make headway into the murders inside New Allenby Engineering Works. Burdwan superintendent of police B. Naga Ramesh said the security personnel deployed in New Allenby were “untrained.”

The factory remained shut today as the police asked the management not to disturb the scene of attack for the sake of investigations.

“No one informs us after appointing private guards. They have been asked to do so after collecting their photographs and details…No one follows the norms,” Ramesh said. “We can provide them special assistance…That comes for Rs 150 to Rs 200 per day,” he added.

The police have hit upon a racket involved in scrap smuggling from the closed Jessop factory adjacent to New Allenby in the course of investigations.

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