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Magisterial inquiry in workers' clash, 8 arrested

india Updated: Nov 15, 2010 13:36 IST

A magisterial inquiry has been ordered and eight people, including a union leader, arrested on charges of murder and rioting after a senior manager of a private firm was beaten to death allegedly by workers during a clash with company officials over a wage dispute.

Station House Officer Rajpal Singh has been shunted out on charges of negligence after the Saturday violence in Indo-Japanese company Allied Nippon, which has been shut by the management.

Eight persons, including union leader Arvind Ram has been arrested under Section 148 (rioting), 307 (attempt to murder) and 302 (murder) of IPC.

Cases were registered against union leader and 350 unidentified workers 8, Senior Superintendent of Police Rajhubir Lal said.

A magisterial inquiry was today ordered by District Magistrate Hridayesh Kumar.

Police sources maintained that the clash was a fallout of a labour dispute and the ugly incident could have been prevented had the Industrial labour department acted in time.

A large police contingent was deployed at the factory in Sahibabad last evening.

14 persons including vice-president Mahinder Chaudhry and Industry Relation Manager Yogendar Chaudhry were injured in the clash.

42-year-old Yogendar succumbed to injuries yesterday.

The shocking incident comes two years after Managing Director of Graziano Transmissioni in Greater Noida was hammered to death by dismissed workers.

The incident at the Allied Nippon factory took place during the strike called by the factory's labour union to demand restoration of seven dismissed employees, police said.

The company manufactures break shoes of vehicle.