CISF to provide security cover to IT industry: Patil

July 25th, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sivraj Patil today said after nine bomb blasts in Bangalore that the Centre was ready to amend the law to allow the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to provide security cover for the billion dollar Information Technology industry there.

Shortly after multiple blasts rocked Bangalore and claimed two lives, Patil told reporters here that there has been a constant demand from the IT industry that the expertise of CISF personnel be also made available to the private sector for security duties.

The garden city is home to some 1,500 foreign and domestic firms including IT majors like Infosys and Wipro.

We have decided to provide security to private sector also especially the IT industry in Bangalore. IT sector has come up very well and we are ready to amend the law and provide security to them, Patil said.

Patil said the Centre was always ready to provide CISF personnel for the IT industry but the law only allowed Public Sector Units (PSUs) to have the benefit of this para-military organisation. (ANI)

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