Functioning of the public sector telecom provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) would be affected with the Coordination Committee of the Non-Executive Unions launching a nation wide strike November 16 demanding immediate action against culprits involved in the murder of an employee and activist in Ghazhiabad district of Uttar Pradesh last month.
Talking to reporters here BSNL Employees Union and Casual and Contract Workers Federation President V A N Namboodiri said the Coordination Committee had decided to go on strike as the authorities had 'failed' take any action against the Indian Telecom Service (ITS) Officer Adesh Kumar Gupta, who allegedly beaten to death BSNL Employees Union Ghaziabad district secretary Sukendra Pal Singh on October 22. He said BSNL Ghaziabad district General Manager Gupta, who invited Singh to his chamber on the fateful day to discuss certain issue, brutally murdered him with support from four others. The police and the management seem to be hesitant to take action against the officer, who is on deputation, and others despite a protest march to the office of the Ghaziabad district Police Superintendent on November 9 and country-wide demonstration on October 23, he said. The Federation representatives had also met Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal and the Uttar Pradesh government was informed of the development telegraphically demanding action, he added.