Stringent action against oil pilferers: SP

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‘Exploit latest tech to increase security awareness among ONGC staff’

T Ravi Kumar Murthy, SP, Rajahmundry Police Urban district, congratulating the security forces involved in nabbing the oil pilferers from the ONGC oil pipelines in Mamidikudru region recently, said here on Thursday that the culprits would be booked under the Petroleum and Minerals Pipelines (Acquisition of Right of User in Land) Amendment Act, 2011 along with IPC.

On the occasion of inauguration of Security Awareness Week in ONGC, Base Complex, the SP said that under the Act the offenders would be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and also be liable to fine. The amended act would also be widely circulated among the Station House Officers in the district to empower the police forces to book cases and arrest pilferage of oil.

Mr Murthy suggested exploiting the sophisticated technologies in increasing the security preparedness among the employees and asked ONGC to take up periodic awareness campaigns to increase security consciousness.

P K Rao, Group General Manager-Asset Manager, Rajahmundry Asset, announced Rs 5000 honorarium to security forces who had nabbed oil pilferers.

He said ONGC was likely to install CCTVs in its installations and rig sites as part of security measures. Further Mr Rao reiterated that ONGC was committed to welfare of people and in the sphere of improving the road safety ONGC will support the Police Officials in installing any new technology in Rajahmundry Town.

Earlier Mr Murthy released a leaflet on security. BN Raju, Chief Manager-Security, said security was the top priority for ONGC as energy was the bedrock of the nation.

Security Awareness Week gives us the opportunity to introspect and review the security preparedness of the organisation and employees.

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