Maruti factory violence: 117 let off, 31 found guilty


A sessions court here on Friday sentenced 31 previous workers of Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant close Gurugram for the 2012 manufacturing plant viciousness yet absolved 117 others for lack of evidence.

Additional District and Sessions Judge R.P. Goel said the request on the quantum of discipline to the convicts will be articulated on March 17.

“We will choose our next course taking after the court verdict. We have been battling for the welfare of laborers and will keep on doing so,” workers union leader Kuldeep Janghu.

Prior, the court isolated the convicts in two categories, according to the charges demonstrated against them. While one group has 24 convicts, the staying seven are in the other.

Booked by the police and sacked by the carmaker after the viciousness on July 18, 2012, none of the 148 imprisoned workers could for long secure safeguard.

It was just on February 23, 2015, that the Supreme Court conceded safeguard to two of the 148 denounced.

The viciousness had left Maruti Suzuki Human Resource Department General Manager Ashwin Kumar Dev dead and more than 50 people harmed. A few policemen were likewise harmed in the fracas.

The viciousness was activated on the carmaker’s premises after a chief supposedly manhandled and slapped a laborer. Administrations of almost 2,500 workers, including 546 perpetual representatives, were ended after the occurrence.

Maruti announced a lockout in the production line for over a month, enduring lost a few crores of rupees all the while.

Responding to Friday’s court decision, laborers of different manufacturing plant/modern units situated in Gurugram and close-by Dharuhera territory of Haryana held a meeting at night at Gurugram’s Kamla Nehru Park to chalk out their future methodology.

Laborers unions’ leaders and other people who took an interest in the meeting incorporated those working in Maruti Suzuki’s plants in Gurugram, Manesar and also different plants in Kherki Daula.