BENGALURU: Rattled by Sunday night’s incident on its Pune campus, Infosys on Monday stated the company had provided all the crucial evidence with regard to the incident to police officials.
In an official statement, the company said, “Yesterday’s unfortunate incident is a reminder however that nothing is foolproof, and we are continuing to seek recommendations and suggestions from different stakeholders on how we can try and strengthen the safety of our employees...”
On Monday morning, the company tweeted, “We are deeply saddened and shocked by the tragedy at Pune DC. Our hearts go out to our colleague’s family in this time of grief.”
Sources at Infosys said they were “flabbergasted” by the incident.
According to a top source, “We are completely in shock. Infosys has uniform parameters for security on all its campuses. In this instance, ironically, the perpetrator was a person employed to enforce this security.” The employee added that the job of hiring security personnel was taken care of by the outsourced security agency.
“They do the background check in co-ordination with the police,” adding that there were enough security measures in place. “The police were able to arrest the accused because we had sufficient CCTVs and provided footage to the police,” said the source.
The company said they had a common safety helpline across all the development centres (DCs) that is manned 24X7.
“In addition, we have an Infosys Emergency app available at all locations in India. We have mandatory background checks for vendor employees, housekeeping staff... We encourage our employees to leave campus latest before 8pm, and whenever women employees are travelling at night from work or to the airport, we ensure travel arrangements are made for them and follow-up calls are arranged. Panic buttons are available in all our buses and cabs in case of an emergency,” the company said.