Suzuki plants get police cover, workers slam move

July 20th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Gurgaon, July 20 (IANS) Police were deployed at three other Suzuki plants in the district even as production remained suspended at the vandalised Maruti Suzuki plant at Manesar for the third day Friday. Workers at the three plants slammed the police cover.

Police contingents were deployed at Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd (SPIL) at Manesar, Suzuki Motorcycles India at Kherki Daula and Maruti Suzuki’s Gurgaon plant.

“It’s just for precaution,” Joint Commissioner of Police Anil Kumar Rao told IANS.

The workers were against the move.

“We were working peacefully and giving our best even after the Maruti’s Manesar plant incident. There was no need of deploying police force in the factory premises. Workers are not feeling secure after the step,” said Anil Kumar, the workers union president at Suzuki Motorcycles India.

“We support our colleagues at the Manesar plant,” he added.

Rajesh Kumar, general secretary of the SPIL workers’ union said: “We were functioning normally… the deployment of force would create fear among the employees.”

Suzuki’s Gurgaon plant union leader Kuldeep Janghu said they supported the labourers at the Manesar plant.

“We demand a CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) inquiry in the complete episode. The workers cannot be so brutal. We are giving a memorandum to the deputy commissioner,” he said.

Meanwhile, a Manesar plant official, who did not wish to be named, said it would take some more days for work to resume.

More than 1,200 police personnel were Wednesday deployed at the Manesar plant. Some of them were subsequently shifted to other Maruti factories, said a police officer.

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