The Haryana government on Monday said it had appointed criminal lawyer KTS Tulsi as special prosecutor for the trial of those involved in the violence at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant on July 18 that claimed the life of one senior company executive.
The announcement came following a meeting between Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda , Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) and Gurgaon district officials here. "For that we have appointed a special prosecutor, KTS Tulsi," Hooda told reporters when asked about steps taken to bring the culprits to book.
The company, meanwhile, said it has been assured of full support by the state government. An internal inquiry would be merged with the police investigation, an official said. Gurgaon police commissioner KK Sindhu and Haryana DGP R S Dalal were also at the meeting attended by MSI chairman RC Bhargava, managing director and CEO Shinzo Nakanishi, chief operating officer (COO) (production) MM Singh and COO (Administration) S Y Siddiqui.
Bhargava said the priority at the moment was to find the reasons behind the violence. "The first priority is what was really behind what had happened last week...identify the issue. Problems have to be uprooted and eliminated from the state (sic)," he said. "The CM is determined. He won't tolerate such activities in the state," he added.