Published On : Tue, Jul 9th, 2013
Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

WCL union leaders demand the “tainted” CISF security cover for all WCL coal mines

The demand was in the backdrop of Saoner MLA Sunil Kedar and supporters attacking and hitting M P Dargad, Manager of Sillwada Coal Mine Sub Area of Western Coalfields Limited.

Nagpur News: In an incident of showing muscle power, the Saoner MLA Sunil Kedar and his accomplices resorted to attacking and hitting M P Dargad, Manager of Sillwada Coal Mine Sub Area of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL). The trade unions have strongly protest and condemned the actions of Sunil Kedar and his supporters.

The WCL employees’ INTUC member Birendra Singh, HMS member U Ke Singh, ITUC member Mansoor Ahmed, CITU member Sinil Chavare, Welfare Committee member Brijesh Singh, Umesh Prasad, Acting President of BMS Union D S Naik, and others charged the criminal minded MLA Sunil Kedar and his supporters indulged in fighting with M P Dargad and abused him in filthy language. They even charged that the political leaders in the name of resolving problems actually blackmail high WCL officials for obvious reasons. The fresh example to prove the blackmailing fact is attack on M P Dargad, Manager of Sillwada Coal Mine Sub Area.

The union members have submitted a memorandum to Chairman-cum-Managing Director at WCL Headquarters in Nagpur and demanded deployement of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in order to curb entry of criminal minded persons in the coal mine areas. Moreover, the WCL mines have become sensitive and face dangers from such criminal minded persons, and, even anti-national elements, they said.

No contact could be established with Sunil Kedar for his comments on the incident despite several attempts. However, Pota Gram Panchayat Acting Sarpanch Vishwajit Singh informed that the Chankapur Colony of WCL is in grip of several problems.

On the other hand, according to the experts, the demand by union members for deployement of CISF is absolutely meaningless against the background of baseless  charge by the union leaders on the WCL’s own security men and private guards. The union leaders should first themselves come clean regarding who puts hurdles in the duties of WCL’s security men and private guards. They themselves seek illegal favours from the WCL security men and the private guards and push the security men on the edge. The security men, left with no choice, blend themselves with the environment to survive in their living.

Moreover, those who are demanding the CISF security must know that even in CISF are human beings. The same high-profile CISF is providing security in Jharkhand mines for the sake of security. The agency has turned “deaf and dumb” and encouraging corruption in a big way. Some CISF jawans have lost their lives due to the “system” in CISF. The CISF is neck deep in scams like boot polish to uniforms. The CISF would have to correct themselves first before curbing corruption elsewhere.

The sympathizers of WCL Sinu Viyanwar, Gourishankar Singh, Vardharaj Pillai, Gopal Choukse and others have demanded a comprehensive search or survey by the CBI every year. Then only everything would become clear and clean in public minds.