Maruti Suzuki labour unrest takes violent turn, 5 injured in attack

GURGAON: The labour unrest at Maruti Suzuki India’s Manesar plant took a violent turn today when a group of supervisors were attacked on their way to work, with five of them sustaining injuries.

According to the police, one Dhiraj Soni, a worker at the Manesar plant of the company, has been detained in relation to the incident.

“A medical examination of two injured employees is being carried out now and an FIR will be filed after that,” a police official told PTI.

Another three supervisors that sustained injuries in the attack were admitted to Artemis Hospital here and later discharged after first aid, the police said.

In a statement, the company condemned the attack on its supervisors, saying, “This was another desperate action by the striking workers, using violence and fear.”

“By such violent acts, the striking workers have polluted the environment in Manesar. Such actions are damaging for the industrial climate in the Manesar belt. This will destroy jobs and prosperity in the region,” it said.

The incident took place this morning when a group of 11 supervisors were stopped on their way to work by a group of people near the factory of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India’s Manesar plant and were allegedly attacked.

Representatives of the agitating workers at MSI’s Manesar plant could not be reached for comments, as repeated calls remained unanswered.
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