Singur (WB): Scores of villagers looted
costly machinery, iron rods and other materials from the
abandoned factory premises of Tata Motors here, taking
advantage of the absence of guards, police said on Thursday.
Security has been beefed up in the area following the
incident yesterday, they said.
Meanwhile, police today arrested a person for stealing
materials from inside the project site.
Hooghly SP Tanmoy Roychowdhury said the person was caught
while stealing bricks in the early hours after sneaking
through the dilapidated boundary walls.
The company guards had left the project site after the
West Bengal government formally took possession of the
997-acre land after the passing of the Singur Land
Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011.
A new police camp has been set up near the main gate
inside with supervision of Chandannagore SDPO Amitabha Maiti.
SDO Abhijit Mitra also inspected the site.
Mitra said 550 police personnel have been deployed to
guard the entire stretch of the boundary wall.