Gurgaon villagers extend their support to company

Six more workers, including an office-bearer of the Maruti Suzuki Workers’ Union (MSWU), have been arrested by the Haryana police in connection with Wednesday’s incidents, in which a general manager of the plant was killed and over 100 sustained injuries. A total of 97 workers have been arrested so far.

Those arrested have been identified as Sohan Lal, a resident of Khukni village in Karnal; MSWU secretary Yogesh Kumar, a Jhajjar resident; Palwal-resident Surender Pal; Naveen, a resident of Jind and Satbir of Sirsa.

Lal was arrested on Saturday and sent to Bhondsi jail after a local court remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days. The rest were arrested by the Special Investigation Team from different parts of Haryana on Sunday and are being interrogated for their role in the violence. They will be produced in the court on Monday.

The 91 workers, who were arrested earlier on charges of murder and rioting, are lodged in Bhondsi jail.

Meanwhile, over a 100 villages in Gurgaon and its neighbouring districts will hold a “Mahapanchayat” at “Shahid Park” in Dhana village on Monday, extending their support to the Maruti Suzuki India Limited management. “It is because of Maruti Suzuki plants that Gurgaon has witnessed so much development over the years and it has been a source of livelihood for thousands of people directly and indirectly. We cannot afford Maruti Suzuki to move elsewhere. So we have decided to hold a meeting tomorrow [Monday] to support the Maruti Suzuki management and dispel their fears,” said Om Prakash, a former “sarpanch.”

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