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Car dispatch resumes at Maruti’s Manesar plant

Police personnel at the Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant on July 19, 2012, a day after riot broke out in the premises. Photo: Kamal Narang  

Amid heavy police deployment, dispatch of cars from Maruti Suzuki’s plant here resumed on Friday even as production facilities remained closed after the violent incident on Wednesday that killed a senior company official.

Gurgaon Police Commissioner K K Sindhu visited the plant here and reviewed the security situation. He, however, did not brief the media.

Awanish Kumar Dev, General Manager HR who was burnt to death on Wednesday was cremated last evening in Delhi. As per postmortem report, his legs were broken and was unable to save himself from the fire at the plant during the violence.

Some of the injured, including Japanese nationals, in the incident are still admitted at Artemis, Medanta and Paras hospitals. In all, about 100 people were injured in the incident.

While company officials could not be reached for comments, trailer trucks loaded with cars, which were produced before the violence broke out, are seen leaving the factory premises.

The company usually has about 4,000-5,000 units parked at the factory premises as stocks meant for deliveries to different dealerships across the country.

Before the incident, the company used to roll out 1,500 units on a daily basis.

The company had stated yesterday that it was “still assessing the total damage to property and facilities from the acts of arson. What is clear is that the office facilities have been burnt beyond repair, as have the main gate, security office and the fire safety section.”

“We will shortly announce our decision on the next steps with regard to resuming operations in these facilities,” the company had said.

Haryana Police had secured the plant and about 1,300 policemen have been deployed.

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