Some time ago, I had written a blog post about an event in our complex.
That event had me squaring off with a large number of Goons, hired by an Owner in our complex, to intimidate and beat our Security Guards.
I had later learned that the offending Owner was a small time Politico with a family member that was a higher up Politico.
I’ve now learned that he never stopped his officious behavior.
For going on three weeks now, our complex has operated with nearly no Security whatsoever.
For the last two weeks we’ve had none. Not one Guard.
Because this so-called Babu has family who owns a Security Agency and when our EC was in the process of hiring a new Agency almost a year ago, he had suggested his family connected Agency to replace them.
Our EC chose another firm.
And those Guards were harassed day and night by supposed “Owners” who turned out to be mostly Goons hired to come in and act like Owners. So that Agency quit.
A new Agency was hired, again not the lower level Babu’s Agency. Again the threats and harassment started with the new Agency. The new Agency had younger men and they gave back as good as they could. They even attempted to file FIR’s against the more violent offending “Owners” but were told these people had “connections” and no FIR was filed. The new Agency gave notice to the EC that if the abuse continued they would quit with only two weeks’ notice.
Four weeks later, they were gone and we had a new Agency.
This new Agency, again not the Babu’s family Agency, faced the same harassment and complained to the EC. The EC Members (real Owners who are doing a thankless job) tried to work with the officious Babu only to be met with the same threats. The harassment continued, although these new guards seemed able to sleep through most of it and their shifts. Until about three weeks ago, when one was hit by an “Owner”.
And so now here we are. No Security in a complex that has already faced two robberies and bordering on the edge of a newly developed area with less police presence.
So the EC did the only thing they had left to them to do. They went to the lower level Babu’s, higher level Politician Family member. Who also happens to represent our area. This person promised to help.
Unfortunately, our society has now become “famous” amongst Security Agencies and no one wants to work for us.
Living in the US, I had never had to face such issues. I never lived in a complex that needed to be guarded because the Police were always just a phone call away.
But here that isn’t even possible.
So now, what to do? Wait and Watch.
In the meantime, we are installing a security door and I don’t answer the door unless I know who it is. All other’s can come back once my husband is home.
Chalta hai India!
© 2012 Gori Rajkumari