Disappointed over poor working conditions, over 200 CISF personnel move Karnataka HC

The CISF personnel had even written a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), however, their problems weren't solved.

Amid a series of allegations of poor working conditions and harassment by seniors, security personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) deployed at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru have now moved the Karnataka High Court seeking legal aid.

According to a TOI report, more than 200 personnel had raised the issue of difficult working conditions, poor food, non-payment of allowances and harassment on many occasions. They had even written to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), however, their problems weren’t solved.

The rising number of such complaints have now become a cause of serious concern for the government which has promised to address grievances of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) at the earliest.

The poor treatment of CAPF forces in the country has often been highlighted, but muh hasn’t been done for them. 344 personnel have committed suicide in the last three years – 15 of them in the first three months of 2017 – according to the ministry of home affairs. There have also been 25 cases of fratricide, or, killing or firing at colleagues of which 13 of them are from CISF.

Earlier, one jawan had shot himself at KIA using his service weapon in January, which the CISF and the local police attributed to personal reasons.