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Oppo’s Noida unit stays shut, to open on Monday, says management

Mobile phone company Oppo’s assembling unit remained shut on Friday and was likely to reopen only on Monday, police said quoting the management. The unit was shut on Tuesday after hundreds of employees staged a protest and demanded action against a Chinese national who had allegedly torn an Indian flag and thrown it in a dustbin.

noida Updated: Mar 31, 2017 21:16 IST
Sohil Sehran
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Oppo’s Noida unit was shut on Tuesday after hundreds of employees staged a protest and demanded action against a Chinese national who had allegedly torn an Indian flag and thrown it in a dustbin.(HT Photo)

Mobile phone company Oppo’s assembling unit remained shut on Friday and was likely to reopen only on Monday, police said quoting the management.

The unit was shut on Tuesday after hundreds of employees staged a protest and demanded action against a Chinese national who had allegedly torn an Indian flag and thrown it in a dustbin.

Police officers said they were informed that Oppo will resume its business on Monday at 8am. The employees of the company, who are on leave, have been informed to join back work by Monday by their respective team leaders, police added.

Police also said that they were still analyzing the CCTV footage of the incident that they had procured from Oppo’s unit in Sector 63. An investigating officer said that the footage obtained from Oppo factory on Wednesday doesn’t show the incident clearly as the images were blurred.

There are 45 other cameras that will be scanned by police as they probe charges levelled by three employees in an FIR against the accused Chinese national.

Ajay Kumar, circle officer, City-II police station, said, “It’s too early to comment as the footage we have obtained has not given us any lead. We have to check the other footage and analyze them properly. By the time the unit opens again on Monday, we possibly may have something to disclose.”

Around 4,000 employees work in the company in two shifts — 8am to 7pm and 8pm to 7am — to assemble mobile phones. Police said, the accused Chinese national has been booked under Section 2 of the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act, 1971, and a case has been registered at the Phase-3 police station.

In a statement, the handset maker had said: “After thorough investigation, we have found that a worker discarded the Indian flag from the table during a regular external material check. Oppo India regrets this unfortunate incident and reaffirms that this is an individual’s behaviour that in no way represents our company’s position.”