Central para-military forces to protect IT firms in AP
Hyderabad: Over 1,000 personnel of Central
para-military forces are being deployed here and Cyberabad for
protection of infotech companies and their staff in the view
of the impending submission of report by Justice Srikrishna
Committee on the statehood issue on December 31.
Andhra Pradesh Government is focusing on providing
foolproof security to IT firms in view of the attacks on some
of them during pro-Telangana agitation last December and early
this year, highly-placed officials said today.
In fact, the Government appointed an Inspector-General of
Police-rank officer as the nodal authority for ensuring
security of IT companies as well as personnel in the wake of
the attacks that resulted in loss of several working days.
Global IT majors like Microsoft, Infosys, GE, Wipro,
HSBC, Accenture, Dell, IBM and TCS have large establishments
in Hyderabad with thousands of employees.
"We would like to see that the IT companies do not become
the target in case of any trouble erupting on the statehood
issue. It will, otherwise, be an irreparable loss not just to
the IT companies but to the state as well," a top government
Last year`s political turmoil and the statehood
agitations have affected not only the IT sector but also the
other industries, hindering flow of fresh investments into the
state, the official pointed out.
The state would not like a repeat of last year`s violent
incidents, he added. The Centre has already moved in about
10,000 personnel of the para-military forces for maintaining
peace in the state, particularly Hyderabad.
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