Maruti Case: 10 Union Leaders Arrested

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CHANDIGARH, 1 AUG: The Haryana police today said ten persons accused in the Maruti Suzuki incident have been arrested today. All of them are members of the labour union of Maruti’s plant in Manesar.

Earlier, two members of the union were arrested and produced in the court. Till now, 114 accused in the case have been arrested, the state director general of police (DGP), Mr Ranjiv Dalal said. All the ten accused would be produced in the court tomorrow.

Those arrested include the union president, Mr Ram Meher, and general secretary Sarabjit Singh.  “The ten office bearers were arrested from Hansi in the Hissar district this morning. They were planning to escape to Rajasthan from where they planned to go to Gujarat,” Mr Dalal said.  

He said that all the leaders of the labour union of Maruti’s plant at Manesar have been arrested and the police will investigate how the violence erupted and whether it was pre-planned.

The Haryana government has meanwhile decided to station a battalion of  state police in the industrial area of Manesar so as to instill a sense of security among the business houses, and  to ensure that police is readily available in case of any labour unrest or criminal incident in the area.

Mr Dalal said that the battalion would be headed by commandant Yogender Singh Nehra. This battalion would help only in maintaining law and order in Manesar and would not be used for any other purpose. A suitable place is being scouted to station the battalion, he added.

He said that earlier in case of any incident at Manesar, the police had to rush from Gurgaon, but after posting a battalion in Manesar, it would be easy for police to handle any such situation.

(Statesman News Service)

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