Members of the Bangalore District Garments Workers Union protested outside Police Commissioner B.G. Jyothi Prakash Mirji’s office here on Saturday against the owners of three companies which had not paid the hands.

Union secretary T. Leelavathi told The Hindu the workers had rendered their services to Konega International Pvt. Ltd. Unit I and Unit II, besides and Garden View Impex Pvt. Ltd. located in the Byre Gowda Industrial Layout in Peenya II Stage in 2009. However, the firms had not paid the salary and bonus benefits for August, September and October for the year. A case was registered at the Rajagopalanagar police station and the owners of these firms summoned by the 7th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) court.

Similarly, those who had worked for Perfect Apparels Pvt. Ltd. in Bilekahalli remained unpaid after it closed down suddenly, following which a case was registered in this regard in the Mico Layout police station.

Warrant

The case was taken up in the 6th ACMM court which also issued a non-bailable warrant against the owners.

The union asked the police to ensure that these owners appear in court. “The police have assured us that they will be told to attend the next hearing scheduled for February 2,” Ms. Leelavathi said.

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