For­mer em­ployee of Tata Steel sub­sidiary shoots man­ager dead

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HT PUNJAB & HARYANA - Prabhu Raz­dan prabhu.raz­dan@htlive.com

A for­mer em­ployee of Tata Steel Pro­cess­ing and Dis­tri­bu­tion Lim­ited (TSPDL), who, ac­cord­ing to po­lice, was sacked from the com­pany this Au­gust, shot dead a se­nior man­ager of the com­pany Fri­day af­ter­noon.

The ac­cused has been iden­ti­fied as Vish­was Pandey (32), who hails from Al­la­habad, po­lice said and are search­ing for him.

Po­lice said the in­ci­dent took place around 1.30pm on Fri­day when Pandey en­tered the Tata steel yard on Hard­ware–Bata road and pumped around four-five bul­lets into Arindam Pal (40) — a se­nior man­ager.

Po­lice said other em­ploy­ees rushed the vic­tim to a hos­pi­tal, where doc­tors de­clared him dead on ar­rival. “We re­ceived a mes­sage from the hos­pi­tal. By the time we reached, Pal was dead,” Ashok Ku­mar, SHO, Mu­je­sar po­lice sta­tion, said.

Ku­mar said, “We have reg­is­tered FIR and launched a hunt for the ab­scond­ing ac­cused ,” Ku­mar said. The vic­tim’s body is in Bad­shah Khan Hos­pi­tal mor­tu­ary and a post­mortem will be con­ducted on Sun­day, po­lice said.

Mean­while, TSPDL, in its of­fi­cial state­ment, said, “At around 1:10pm on No­vem­ber 9, an un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent took place at the Farid­abad of­fice of TSPDL, a Tata Steel sub­sidiary lo­cated in­side the Tata Steel stock­yard in Farid­abad, wherein Arindam Pal, Sr Man­ager (Sup­ply Chain), was shot dead with a firearm by Vish­wash Pandey, an ex-em­ployee of the com­pany. Pal ex­pired on way to the hos­pi­tal. He is sur­vived by his wife, par­ents and a daugh­ter. Pandey worked with TSPDL from 2015 to 2018. He was dis­charged from ser­vices in Au­gust. The com­pany ex­tends its con­do­lences to the fam­ily of Pal...”

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