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Discussion in 'Shah Rukh Khan Dhamaal' started by kanika, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. Chicken

    Chicken ♥ ♥

    Can we trust our security guards ?
    by Amrita Singh
    20 Aug, 2006, 01:16 hrs IST
    source: timesofindia.indatimes.com

    NEW DELHI: The recent fracas outside Shah Rukh Khan's home throws a question mark over how private security guards are hired and verified. In this incident for instance, no background checks were made on Yatendra Singh Chauhan before he was recruited.

    Though Chauhan's case could be a one-off incident, the majority of private security agencies in the Capital do not verify arms licenses of their security staff or get them verified from the police.

    "Most of the time a guard working in Delhi has a gun license obtained in Manipur or Nagaland. This makes it very difficult for us to send our staff there and verify his antecedents," says Sanjeev Kumar, branch manager, Morpheous Security Agency.

    He adds, "We submit all the documents to the police but the police say they have other important work. They almost never get back to us and so we have to make do with the receipt that the police has received the verification forms."

    The result, as Chauhan proved, can be very dangerous because it effectively means there is no provision to verify the antecedents of security guards. "Currently, even people with a criminal background can get a job as a security guard," says Joginder Kumar, owner of an private security agency in Delhi.

    According to a recent study, demand for security guards over the last two years has increased by more than 100%. Because of the construction and industrial boom in the Capital, estimates suggest there are around 50,000 private security guards currently

    operating in the city.

    "Opening a security agency is the easiest business these days. All one has to do is open a small office and start recruiting people from the streets," says Yoginder Yadav, owner of Sangam Detective and Security System Limited.

    Yadav says very often people with little training in security are employed. As he adds, "Some agencies put their guards on on a week's training that teaches only how to salute people and issue gate challans."

    However, things could soon change with a to be introduced police directive. Arun Kampani, DCP (Licensing) says, "We will start implementing the Private Security Guards Regulation Act within a month. This Act will make it mandatory for all private security agencies to obtain a license from the police before they can start their work."

    Kampani feels the Act will regulate the security business and thus become a boon both for security guards and citizens.
  2. semaay

    semaay Senior Member

    Thanks you for the continuing updates you are sharing with us. Was there any official statement from SRK to this event until now? It seems that he prefers to be quite about this issue.
  3. shervin

    shervin Well-Known Member

    Shahrukh and his family were at home. The license was sent to the police for verification before the murder.
    I hope the same.
  4. shervin

    shervin Well-Known Member

    TOPS head gets defensive[​IMG]
    Friday, August 18, 2006 07:12:51 am
    (By Ishan Chowdry)

    TOP Security head, Rahul Nanda

    Just three days after a TOP security guard killed his colleague at the gates of Shahrukh Khan's bungalow - Mannat, the head of TOP security, Rahul Nanda has gone on the defensive. But his troubles are far from over.

    In a new twist in this controversial case, the head of TOP security, Rahul Nanda has said that an armed security guard was requested by Shahrukh’s wife, Gauri Khan.

    “Shahrukh’s manager, Pervez spoke to our Country Head of Services, Rajiv Sharma. We told him that it would be slightly difficult on such short notice. After that, Gauri (Khan) called and said that this was required for Shahrukh”, said Nanda.

    The Khans have so far kept mum on the case; but trouble is far from over for Rahul Nanda. His license expired in the first week of August and has not yet been renewed; and as of now, his company is running without the mandatory license.

    Nanda has said that all verifications and legal processes had been stringently followed while inducting Yatendra Singh Chauhan at Mannat. Now, the government has tightened its policies on security agencies within the state.
  5. Meghna04

    Meghna04 ChakDe SRK!

    Thanks Shervin! :hug:

    This all is so confusing.... :confused:
  6. Evy

    Evy Well-Known Member

    Pvt security firm hires SRK guard’s widow
    Nirmal Mishra
    Sunday, August 20, 2006 21:50 IST

    After the public relations diasater where one of its security guards shot his colleague on August 14 — both posted on duty at film star Shah Rukh Khan’s bungalow in Bandra — Tops, the private security agency has stepped forward to take care of one of its own.

    Rahul Nanda, chairman and managing director of Tops, said the agency has offered a female guard’s job to Kiran Singh, widow of Chandrapratap, who was shot dead Yatendra Singh Chauhan.

    “We will also sponsor the education of Singh’s two children until their graduation,” he told DNA on Friday. “Kiran will receive a salary of Rs5,000 per month.” Meanwhile, SRK’s executive assistant Karuna said the actor is still considering whether to retain Tops’ services. “The decision-making process is on,” she said.

    On the investigation front, Vinay Kumar Choubey, deputy commissioner of police, Zone-IX, said that the police have already questioned agency officials in charge of conducting guard training. “We have approached the district magistrate and superintendent of police of Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, from where Chauhan hails, to verify his all-India gun licence and credentials,” he added.
  7. Maryam

    Maryam Well-Known Member

    Thanks Evy, Cherine and Shervin for the updates!

    Hope everything will calm down slowly :-(
  8. sanjani

    sanjani Ullu-Club Member

    And I hope they choose and train the guards more careful...
  9. layla-val

    layla-val Active Member

    Thanks to everyone for the constant updates, they are much appreciated :)
  10. Chicken

    Chicken ♥ ♥

    Govt panel asks Shah Rukh to stop using pvt security

    22 Aug, 2006, 02:31 hrs IST, Times News Network
    source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

    MUMBAI: There's more trouble for the security agency whose employee shot dead a colleague at ShahRukh Khan's Bandra residence.

    A Maharashtra government-appointed regulatory agency, the security guard board, says it has advised the actor to give up the security provided by Topsgroup since the firm was recently blacklisted by the government.

    Topsgrup is among 40-odd security companies which were blacklisted following complaints about pay and work conditions for guards.

    Officials said guards posted at Khan's office and bungalow were being paid less than minimum wages. On Monday, officials conducted inspections at Khan's bungalow and Khar office and informed the actor of their assessment.
  11. Chicken

    Chicken ♥ ♥

    Change of guard likely for King Khan

    by Renni Abraham
    Tuesday, August 22, 2006 00:00 IST
    source: dnaindia.com

    ShahRukh Khan may register with the Maharashtra State Security Guards Board (MSSGB) for his future requirements of security guards at his Bandra residence ‘Mannat’ and his office ‘Red Chillies’ in Khar.
    “After the private security guard shot his colleague at ‘Mannat’, we inspected the premise as well as the office of `Red Chillies’ on Monday.

    The inspecting officer found several violations. Our inspector was informed by the actor’s manager Parvez Khan that they wanted to register with the board and recruit guards for both their premises,” said secretary of MSSGB SB Pol.
    There were five unarmed guards and a supervisor belonging to the Tops Group at Khan’s residence, he said. They have been working on 12-hour shifts. “These guards told our inspector that they are paid Rs4500 and nothing extra for overtime as stipulated by the state government,” Pol said.

    A similar inspection at the Khar office revealed six guards belonging to the Trig Facility Services get a salary of Rs3300 without any provision for statutory dues like PF or employees state insurance scheme.
    “Since the actor wants to register with the board we might not initiate any action against him. But action would be taken against Trig Facility Services, a subsidiary of Trig Security agencies,” said Pol.
    Khan’s manager Parvez Khan was unavailable for comment.
  12. avggomez

    avggomez New Member

    cant fiuger out wuts happening. was this an accident or not?
  13. Maryam

    Maryam Well-Known Member

    thanks gai for sharing these articles
  14. Evy

    Evy Well-Known Member

    ‘Singh shot himself with my revolver’
    Dharmendra Tiwari
    Tuesday, August 22, 2006 22:50 IST
    Mumbai Mirror

    Yatendra Chauhan, the security guard accused of killing his colleague in front of Shah Rukh Khan’s bungalow, claimed that the latter committed suicide. Chauhan’s advocate Rajendra Bade said, “During our interaction with Chauhan, he said how the deceased, Chandrapratap Singh, shot himself with my licenced revolver.”

    Elaborating the events on the night of August 14, Chauhan’s lawyer said that Singh started casually conversing with Chauhan. When Chauhan bent to scratch his leg, Singh flicked Chauhan’s revolver and shot himself. Chauhan panicked and escaped with his revolver, Bade added.

    Bade alleged that Chauhan surrendered to the police but the cops claimed that he had been arrested from his Goregaon house.

    The Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate court has remanded him in judicial custody till September 6 and rejected his bail application. Chauhan’s lawyer said that they will move for bail in the Sessions court in a couple of days. The police are waiting for the forensics report on blood and ballistics.

    Chauhan’s relatives came from Rajasthan to meet him and watched the court’s proceedings. Jivraj Purohit, one of Chauhan’s relatives, said, “Yatendra hails from a decent family and he is not temperamental.”
  15. layla-val

    layla-val Active Member

    This is getting more complicated by the day :suspicious: Thankyou Evy and Gai for the latest updates.
  16. Maryam

    Maryam Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing!
  17. Maryam

    Maryam Well-Known Member

    Hmmh.... you never know :suspicious:
  18. sanjani

    sanjani Ullu-Club Member

    Really strange.... :suspicious: :suspicious: :suspicious:

    Thank you for all the updates...
  19. Chicken

    Chicken ♥ ♥

    SRK Security On Par With Big B

    August 27, 2006
    by Krishna Jewel, AllBollywood.com Staff
    Source: allbollywood.com

    Megastar ShahRukh Khan's security has been put on par with that of the Big B.
    For the last 20 years, Amitabh Bachchan has been in the very high (Y) category. Now, following the shooting at Mannat, King Khan has been put in the same category which will mean he will have nine police officers assigned to protect him.

    The Mumbai Police Commissioner responded positively to a request by Congress MP Rajeev Shukla that ShahRukh Khan's security be stepped up following the recent incident at Khan's Mumbai residence when a private security guard shot another security guard. Additionally, the star has also received death threats.
  20. 5ahseya5

    5ahseya5 New Member


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