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Production dips by 1,000 cars as the strike enters 4th day

india Updated: Oct 10, 2011 23:36 IST
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Maruti Suzuki

The production at Maruti Suzuki's Gurgaon plant dipped by 1,000 cars on Monday due to the short supply of engines from the strike-hit plant of Suzuki Powertrain India Limited (SPIL).

The production at its Manesar plant has been on a halt since Friday when its workers went on a flash strike, demanding resumption of over 1,000 casual workers.

"The production at Gurgaon plant has reduced to around 1,800 vehicles on Monday as against the normal capacity of 2,800 units per day," company officials said.

Meanwhile, a local court on Monday sent labour contractor Satish Kumar into 14-day judicial custody. Kumar was arrested on Sunday for opening fire on the striking workers outside Suzuki motorcycles factory.

The city police also booked two more contractors and Suzuki executives for rioting, threatening to kill and negligent use of firearms.

Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena said, "Workers were resorting to arrogance and were not ready to listen to the solutions being offered."

According to Maruti Suzuki India officials, the law and order situation at the plant continues to be grave. The plant has been hijacked by striking workers who are bent upon violence.