Gurgaon: The Gurgaon Police today said 88 workers have been arrested in relation to the violent incident at Maruti Suzuki India’s Manesar plant, where one person was killed last evening.
“So far 88 workers have been arrested,” DCP Maheshwar Dayal told reporters outside the plant here. He further said a special investigation team (SIT) has been formed headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police Ravinder Tomar with six inspectors to probe the incident.
In order to maintain law and order at the plant, 1,200 policemen have been deployed in and around the area, he added.
Commenting on the number of injured in the violence yesterday, he said: “50 people were injured, including two foreigners who had minor injuries.” Dayal said the dead body, which was burnt beyond recognition has not be identified yet and efforts were on for its identification.
Haryana Director General of Police Ranjiv Singh Dalal, who also inspected the plant this afternoon said: “No justification of such violence can be given. We will soon arrest those who are behind the incident.”
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said the Manesar plant has been shut down and no production would take place. The plant has an annual capacity of 5.5 lakh units and rolls out Swift, Dzire, SX4 and A-Star models.
Yesterday the company had said violence broke out in the evening when a worker beat up a supervisor on the shop floor. However, the employees union said “objectionable remarks” by the supervisor against an employee triggered the violence.