Infosys first Indian private company to get paramilitary force, CISF security
12:00 AM, July 30, 2009
Infosys Bangalore office will be the first private sector unit to get Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) security cover. The campus security cover will start from tomorrow with deployment of 101 specially-trained CISF personnel. Earlier on July 23, 2009, Centre had cleared a proposal of deploying CISF personnel each for Reliance refinery in Jamnagar and for Infosys premises in Bangalore. The need for security cover to vital private installations was felt following intelligence reports that Pakistan-based terrorists might try to target them by launching a surprise attack similar to the one in Mumbai last year. The Centre has expanded the role of CISF from guarding government establishment to providing security to private installations in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai attack.
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