Cargo handler pulls out of Bengal, cites insecurity

West Bengal is turning out to be a nightmarish destination for industrial houses with private cargo handler ABG Haldia Bulk Terminals today pulling out of the state citing lack of security after company officials were recently abducted.

Three company officials-Manpreet Jolly, Jagadish Behara and Bushan Patil, including his wife and 1-year-old daughter-were abducted at 1 am today by about 50 unidentified persons and later released after being "threatened at gun point" to stay away from Haldia, a Business Standard report said.

Threat for cargo firm. Reuters

Following the abduction, the company informed the Calcutta High Court and Kolkata Port Trust of its decision to quit the state.

The company had also paid Rs 17,45,730 to the police for keeping the company officials safe.

Based on a petition by ABG Haldia Bulk Terminals, the Calcutta High Court had on 19 October directed the state government to ensure safety of the people and plant, the Business Standard report said.


Updated Date: Dec 20, 2014 13:14 PM

Also Watch

IPL 2018: Royal Challengers Bangalore eye revival against Chennai Super Kings as 'Cauvery Derby' comes back to life
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 In the Kanjarbhat community, a campaign against 'virginity tests' is slowly gaining ground
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 It's A Wrap: Beyond the Clouds stars Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See

  • After a string of losses, Haldia Petro networth down by 50%

  • Indian Oil sole bidder for Haldia Petrochemicals

  • Infosys wins Rs 700 cr India Post project