NSA invoked in Oppo firing case, safe environment for multinationals important says DM
Saurabh Kumar / Baidyanath Halder
Greater Noida (08/07/2019) : In another major step to strictly deal with law and order issues in the district, administration has invoked NSA against an accused Azzad involved in Oppo guard murder incident.
The accused along with his accomplice had opened had fired on the guard deployed at Oppo smart phone factory on January 31 night. Later the victim Dhiresh Kumar, a resident of Hardoi district died on April 31 while undergoing treatment.
The accused Azzad 35 a resident of village Til Drin district Bulandshahr along with his six other accomplices reached the Ecotech situated factory in two vehicles and Azzad himself fired the bullet.
Guard received gunshots in the abdomen and was shifted to a hospital. That time accused had been booked under sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting with a deadly weapon) and 307 (attempt to murder) which was later changed into 302 after the death of the guard.
Taking strict action in the incident earlier also district administration had invoked NSA against another accused Robin. State government also has approved detention of accused under NSA.
This time announcing the invocation of NSA against Azzad, whose bail plea is to be heard by High court, District Magistrate Singh said, “If foreign companies don’t find the atmosphere safe and conducive, if they feel unsafe, it would have an overall adverse effect in the region. After the incident Chinese officials also has written to the district administration over the issue of safety and security.”
Further he added “After the SSP reviewed the situation and found that if the accused got the bail he may attempt such incident again. So concerning that I took this decision.”
SSP Vaibhav Krishna also endorsed the move and said, “firing at Oppo firm’s site was aimed at building pressure on the company to give its contracts for civil works to the gang’s favourite parties.
There was a competition between local gangs to build pressure on business and industry houses to get contracts. This was a situation of extreme rivalry with one gang trying to coerce the firm by opening fire at its security guard”
The district magistrate said the action has been taken under Section 3(1) and 3(2) of the National Security Act. Singh said the administration was committed to ensuring safety and security not only of foreign companies but all firms and business alike.