Sandalwood timber have been stolen at nighttime from the BSNL WMS compound, the place just one out of three gates is secured
Three sandalwood timber have been stolen from the poorly guarded BSNL WMS 52 acre compound situated within the JP Nagar space. The highest-level BSNL officers and employees have been allotted residential quarters within the WMS compound. An worker had even seen the poacher chopping the timber, however he was threatened by the poachers to not increase an alarm. Because the safety measures within the compound are poor, the worker selected to not danger his life by elevating an alarm. Nonetheless, the police have been alerted and by the point they arrived, the poachers had already escaped with the timber. The safety personnel allegedly didn’t have any concept in regards to the theft till the police arrived.
The BSNL WMS compound is situated in JP Nagar’s first section. The incident passed off between 10 pm on Wednesday and three am on Thursday. The safety in-charge Babajan Ibrahim Saab has filed a police grievance on this regard. The stolen timber are round seven toes tall.
“The safety guards are posted solely on the entrance gate. Three guards are at all times posted there. There’s a rear gate and a aspect gate the place no guards are posted. The accused gained entry by chopping the chains that had been used to lock the gate situated on the aspect. Because of the densely planted timber, the world seems like a forest and the incident didn’t come to the discover of the safety guards. Solely after the police arrived round three.20 am, did we get to know in regards to the theft. The police have instructed the officers to extend the safety measures,” Saab informed Bangalore Mirror.
The worker, who stays within the quarter, is alleged to have observed the theft after listening to the sound of timber being reduce. After the poachers left with the timber, the police have been knowledgeable in regards to the incident.
“The accused have taken benefit of the poor safety measures contained in the compound. The guards are solely given a stick and so they don’t carry some other weapons with them. There aren’t any CCTVs within the space. We’ve instructed the officers to enhance the safety measure by offering walkie-talkies to the safety guards in order that the guards can trade data whereas on patrolling obligation in case there’s an emergency. For the reason that space is sort of a forest, there are possibilities that any untoward incident may go unnoticed,” mentioned an officer on a part of investigations. The precise variety of poachers couldn’t be ascertained. A case underneath Karnataka Forest Act, 1963, underneath part 87, and a case of theft, underneath part 379 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered in opposition to the accused by the JP Nagar police.