Maruti may opt for CISF cover for Manesar plant
Disturbed with the violent attack on its executives and riots at its Manesar plant, Maruti Suzuki is toying with the idea of opting for additional security for its employees and production facilities.india Updated: Jul 23, 2012 21:52 IST
Disturbed with the violent attack on its executives and riots at its Manesar plant, Maruti Suzuki is toying with the idea of opting for additional security for its employees and production facilities.
Sources said the company might opt for deployment of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) or a permanent presence of Haryana police on its factory premises.
To get the CISF cover, the company needs the ministry of home affairs' (MHA) approval.
The CISF, unlike the state police force, will charge a logistics and personnel fee from the company.
The CISF used to provide security cover to Maruti's Gurgaon plant ever since the joint venture company was formed between the Indian government and Japan's Suzuki Motor.
The security cover was withdrawn after the government sold its majority stake in the company.
Meanwhile, the Haryana police have deployed its personnel at three other Suzuki plants in Gurgaon.
The police contingents were deployed at Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd at Manesar, Suzuki Motorcycles India at Kherki Daula and Maruti Suzuki's Gurgaon plant.
The company, on Saturday, declared an indefinite lockout at its Manesar unit and said it would not resume production till the causes of Wednesday's violence were fully investigated and identified.
Sources said the company had initiated its own fact-finding probe.