Saturday’s incident brought back painful memories of the lynching of the managing director and CEO of Graziano Trasmissioni, who was virtually hammered to death by dismissed workers in Greater Noida, two years ago.
However, nothing has been done till date in Noida to address the security concerns of industrialists.
After LK Choudhary (47) was killed and several staff members injured on the company premises, a special post of circle officer (industries) was created to “stop the sparks from flying” and provide security to industrial units. A helpline number was also provided to register complaints. Interestingly, the helpline number was not working till last week. It was made operational following media reports, saying that the CO has failed to check rising incidents of extortion and violence against industrialists.
“The Graziano case had created international hue and cry, but it still failed to stir the police and administration. In the past one year, the CO (industries) has not held a single meeting with industrialists. One of his main functions is to end disputes between managements and employees. In March, Noida Entrepreneurs’ Association had asked the then SSP to do something about it, but to no avail.
What happened to the accused in the Graziano case is equally shocking. Bisrakh Police Station SHO HC Joshi said, “As many as 74 people were arrested and sent to jail. A chargesheet was filed against all the accused. The matter is under trial at the fast track court II. Except for a few accused, the rest got bail from the High Court.”