NEW DELHI: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has taken over security of indigenous Covid vaccine maker Bharat Biotech’s main facility at Shameerpet, Hyderabad, with the induction of 64 personnel on Monday.
CISF cover was approved by the home ministry for Bharat Biotech as the biohazard of any accidental or sabotage-related leakage of material from the facility has the potential of a widespread disaster.
“In the light of the increased threat perception to the biotechnology company situated across the country, BBIL is inherently vulnerable to threats from anti-nationals & saboteurs….The CISF will provide round-the-clock armed security cover to the Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL), Hyderabad,” CISF said in a press release.
The 64-member CISF unit deployed at Bharat Biotech is headed by an inspector-rank officer. With this, total units with CISF security cover have risen to 351 as on date.