ALL INDIA GRADUATE ENGINEER TELECOM OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
(An Association of Gr. Er. Telecom Officers of B.S.N.L./M.T.N.L.)
Regd. Office: Office No. 4 & 5, Near Sethi Hospital, Bawal Chowk, Rewari-123401 (Haryana)
Circle President Circle Secretary
Prashant Jain Ashok Kumar Acharya
Ref No: AIGETOA/WBTC/09-10/20 Dated.30-04-2009
The Chief General Manager ,
West Bengal Telecom Circle,
Subject : Life threats to SDO(P) and SDE(OCB) Darjeeling Hills.
Ref ( Copy Enclosed) : 1) AIGETOA WBTC letter No. AIGETOA/WBTC/09-10/18
2) Letter of SDO(P) & SDE(OCB) Darjeeling to GM Siliguri
3) Letter of SDO(P) Darjeeling to DE Darjeeling
4) Letter No. DET/DE/X-4/07 of DE Darjeeling to SDO(P) Darjeeling
It is regretted that with reference to the unfortunate developments in Darjeeling hills in the last
week and above mentioned letters, in which SDO(P) Darjeeling hills Shri Abhishek Verma and
SDE(OCB) Shri Satyendra Singh Kushwaha were given life threats inside BSNL premises ,by
GJMM leaders in presence of DE Darjeeling and other BSNL officers, because they had
disconnected some landlines for non payments of bills , in accordance to comply for these orders
given by GM Siliguri.
These threats have caused deep anguish and have broken these officers mentally and they
camping at siliguri, running away to save their and their families lives.
The matter was taken up with GM (Siliguri), and CS AIGETOA requested him to allow these
officers to remain in Siliguri till the matter is resolved . GM ( Siliguri) assured CS AIGETOA that
these officers can stay back at siliguri till the matter is resolved and he will himself look into the
matter and go to Darjeeling.
Unfortunately DE Darjeeling issued a letter to these officers on 28/04/09, asking them to
immediately report at Darjeeling, which may lead to loss of life of these officers .
AIGETOA also submitted the above facts to GM(OP) , the same day and requested the
management to resolve the matter amicably and GM(OP) also assured us to look into the matter.
Keeping in view of the above serious circumstances we request you to hold an enquiry into the
matter as why any FIR was not lodged by the competent authority for the threats given to BSNL
officers in BSNL premises, and why till date any assurance for protection has not been provided in
writing by BSNL management to these officers .
It will also not be out of the way to know who will bear the responsibility if something un-towards
happens with these officers in near future.
We request you to immediately transfer these officers who are under serious threat for their
lives , just because they have discharged their duties as per the orders of their superiors and in
the overall welfare of BSNL to a suitable place.
We also request you to kindly direct the concerned authorities to make proper security
arrangements in Darjeeling so that these type of unfortunate developments never take place
again in future in Darjeeling , keeping in view of the unstable political situation prevailing their.
Hope our request will be considered on merit and with sympathy keeping in view of the mentall
agony faced by these officers, otherwise it may lead to total demoralization of BSNL executives in
Thanking you ,
Enclosed : As above
Ashok Kumar Acharya
1. GS AIGETOA for n/a .