The Gurgaon police on Wednesday arrested all 10 absconding office-bearers of the Maruti Suzuki Workers' Union, including its president Ram Meher and general secretary Sarabjit Singh, for their alleged involvement in the violence at the company's Manesar plant on July 18. A senior HR manager was killed in the arson.
All the 10 were nabbed from Hansi, Hisar district, when they were planning to escape to neighbouring Rajasthan and then to Gujarat, said the police.
Sandip Dhillon, chief patron of the union, Sohan Kumar, vice-president, Suresh Singh, cashier, Ajmer Singh, legal advisor, Pawan Kumar, joint secretary, Ramvilas, Amarjeet and Pradeep Kumar were among those held.
Two union executive members had been arrested earlier. However, Jiya Lal, who had allegedly slapped a supervisor triggering major violence, continues to be at large.
With this, all 12 union members, including Yogesh Yadav, union secretary, and Dhanraj Bhambi, executive member, are now in police custody.
Haryana director general of police (DGP) Ranjiv Dalal said inspector Rajbir and his team received a tip-off and raided the bus stand in Hansi and nabbed the accused. Dalal said his teams had also fanned out to Ranchi in Jharkhand and Haridwar in Uttarakhand to arrest the other fugitives.
All 10 will be produced before the court on Thursday and the police will seek their 10-day remand, added the DGP.
Three other accused were arrested on July 31 and are currently in police custody. In all, 114 workers accused of instigating violence at the Manesar plant have been arrested.