IT employees demand safety after attacks in Talawade

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Mane said that on November 20, an employee was attacked by six persons at around 1 am. The employee was robbed of Rs 2,500 and the robbers were equipped with swords. They also tried to snatch the mobile phone of the victim. 

Pune: Following the recent alleged incidents of robbery attempts on IT employees in Talawade and nearby areas, members of Forum of IT Employees (FITE) said that they will highlight these incidents to the police and will demand for police presence in the area.

FITE Pune President Pavanjit Mane said that the incidents have occurred at the same place where IT employee Antara Das was murdered in 2016.

Mane said that a gang of four to five members are active in the area and they are equipped with swords. A press release issued by FITE stated that in the last one week three to four incidents of attack on IT employees in the area has been reported and the same have been informed to the police.

FITE has urged IT employees to avoid travelling late at night without any security and has also requested IT companies to provide car drops to their employees working in late shifts. “Employees travelling on two-wheelers are an easy target of such miscreants. The police should put these miscreants behind bars at the earliest. More than 20,000 employees work in Talawade area which is home to many IT companies. The Police Commissioner should take the safety aspect seriously,” stated the press release.

Mane said that on November 20, an employee was attacked by six persons at around 1 am. The employee was robbed of Rs 2,500 and the robbers were equipped with swords. They also tried to snatch the mobile phone of the victim. 

Mane has also highlighted the lack of adequate street lights in the area. While the Dehu Road police are yet to crack the murder case of Antara Das, the location where Das was murdered still remains to be insufficiently lit after 6 pm. This thus invites unsocial elements to create problems for IT employees. 

When Sakal Times contacted Prakash Dhas, Police Inspector of Dehu Road police station, he said that he was unaware of such gang active in the area.

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