Charges filed against 70 in Graziano chief killing

December 22nd, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Greater Noida, Dec 22 (IANS) The Greater Noida police Monday filed its charges against 71 people in the case of attack on an Italian multi-national corporation office, in which the company’s managing director was beaten to death.AOne of the accused against whom the charge sheet was submitted, Sube Ram, is yet to be traced and arrested.

“We planned to submit the charge sheet without him since we did not want to delay the legal proceedings. We would request the court to initiate legal proceedings against the remaining 70 accused,” a police official said.

Earlier this year, the managing director of an Italian multinational giant - Gerlikon Graziano Transmissioni India Pvt Ltd, a wholly-owned Indian arm of a Turin based automobile spares group - was beaten to death by a mob of striking workers.

An Italian delegation comprising six senior managers in the production wing was also manhandled by the mob. An assistant manager with Graziano’s HR department said: “They banged on my door. But I locked myself inside the room.”

“The men armed with iron rods and hockey sticks entered the premises and first attacked our security guards and then the workers,” said Rakesh Kumar Singh, an employee of the company.

Amid all this, when L.K. Choudhary, the managing director of the company, came out to accord a compromise with the vandalising mob, he was attacked and beaten to death by the mob.

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