Following the killing of several business persons in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on Monday that a Bihar Industrial Security Force (BISF) will be established on the lines of the CISF.
This will “give special security to industrialists and businessmen”, Nitish Kumar said at an Udhmi Panchayat held here. It was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Industry Minister Jai Kumar Singh and dozens of industrialists and businessmen.
Nitish Kumar stated that two battalions of BISF would be based in Begusarai and Buxar districts soon.
He also committed a committee had been formed under the Inspector General (Security) to study which industrialists or businessmen wanted personal security.
Fear runs high among businessmen in Bihar after the killing of more than half a dozen businessmen comprising a young industrialist in the state in the last two weeks.
Industry Minister Jai Kumar Singh assured the industrialists and businessmen that the government would safeguard them.
In the last month, industrialists, businessmen, and traders have proved soft aim for criminals in Bihar.
The latest victim, a businessman, was gunned down in broad daylight on Sunday in Vaishali district.
Criminals also opened fire in Buxar district on Sunday to make an environment of fear after the businessmen refused to pay them ‘rangdari’ tax.
Angry over the killings, hundreds of businessmen and traders took out a candle march in Patna on December 24.