Following an increase in the number of criminal incidents involving domestic help and guards from Nepal and Bangladesh, the Noida Security Agencies Association has asked hiring agencies not to employ people from these countries unless their antecedents were verified. The association also urged agencies to develop their own mechanism for verification and not leave it to the police.
In a meeting of security agencies, Noida Police and resident welfare associations of Noida on Sunday, association's president Narendra Pal Singh said: "We appeal to agencies not to hire Nepalis and Bangaladeshis. If any agency wants to hire them, they can first get their antecedents verified at their own level and submit the verification forms to the police."
"Some agencies have set up offices in Nepal and are getting verification of Nepali servants done on their own. As small agencies do not have resources, they should avoid employing such guards. We appeal to residents not to hire Nepali guards without proper verification," said Singh.
There are around 150 security agencies in Gautam Budh Nagar district and about 15,000 private security guards provide security in residential, industrial, institutional and commercial premises in the area.
The Nepali guards said it was wrong to have a blanket ban. "For the wrong act of some people, the entire community should not be punished. We can get our antecedents verified from our home district and provide phone numbers of officers from where anybody can check our credentials. Moreover, the Samiti will give guarantee of our members.,"
said Bhim Kant Ghimire, Noida secretary of Nepali Janadhikar Suraksha Samiti Bharat.
“If some Nepali person has committed a crime, he should be punished. But we only want that innocent Nepalis should not be punished," Ghimire said.