The Allied Nippon Limited (ANL) workers have moved a court in a bid to lodge an FIR against seven top officials of the company.
The move came after the police refused to lodge their complaint against the company officials after the November 13 incident in which assistant general manager of ANL was attacked by workers. He later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
The workers had earlier sent a complaint by post to the senior superintendent of police (SSP) and Link Road station officer, who rejected their request.
In a significant development, a Ghaziabad court on Tuesday asked the police to submit a report under provisions of the CrPC 156(3) before November 29.
"In our case, we have requested the court to lodge an FIR against seven top officials of ANL. These officials allegedly fired at the workers and injured them during the incident. Once the police submit their report, the court will decide about the lodging of an FIR," said DC Chaudhary, workers' advocate.
ANL's assistant general manager Yogender Chaudhary was attacked by workers on November 13, which led to his death. Soon after the incident, ANL officials had lodged an FIR against 27 workers and 350 unidentified workers under charges of murder and rioting. Later, eight workers were arrested in this regard.
Meanwhile, senior CPM politburo member Brinda Karat on Tuesday met the Ghaziabad district magistrate and demanded to strike off names of two senior workers who were named in the FIR lodged at the Link Road police station after the incident.
"We also want an FIR lodged in the case against company officials who fired at the workers before the incident," she said.
In connection with the incident, SSP Raghubir Lal had earlier sent a confidential report to state home department officials.