New Delhi, Sept 23 (UNI) Condemning the killing of CEO and Managing Director of Graziano Transmission Lalit Kumar Choudhary in Delhi's satellite town of Greater Noida yesterday as the most heinous crime, the country's apex chambers today asked the Uttar Pradesh administration to take timely and stringent action against those that committed the gruesome act to restore investors' confidence in the state.
In a statement, Assocham president Sajjan Jindal said the killing of an Italian subsidiary head allegedly by a group of dismissed and disgruntled employees have already sent out wrong signals, consequences of which would have to be suffered by the state.
He said UP has already lost industrial glory and will find it difficult to attract investments if increasing lawlessness is not eradicated for good.
FICCI said, ''such a dastardly and heinous act is bound to sully India's image amongst overseas investors and deserves our utmost condemnation.'' The chamber demanded that the culprits be brought to book swiftly and the severest punishment meted out to them.
At a time when India is making all-out efforts to make the business environment investment-friendly, there is absolutely no place for such acts of violence, the statement added.
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