The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday reserved its order on the bail plea of two former workers of Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) who, along with 145 others, are accused of rioting in company’s Manesar plant in 2012 that led to death of a senior company official along with injuries to several others.
The order was reserved by Justice MM Singh Bedi on the bail plea of the two ex-workers -- Kamal and Nitish -- who along with others have been lodged in Bhondsi jail in Gurgaon in connection with the violence in July that year.
“The judge has reserved his order on our client’s bail plea,” advocate Sandeep Singh Ghangas, the counsel for Nitish, said here. Ghangas said, “We pleaded before the court for bail on the ground that Nitish was not involved in any kind of violence at the Manesar plant. Moreover, the eyewitnesses have been examined in the case and the custody of our client is not required as there is no apprehension that he could influence witnesses at this stage of the case.” He said Nitish had been lodged in jail along with other workers for the past two years.
Advocate RS Bains, the counsel for the other former worker, said there was no evidence against Kamal in connection with rioting and violence that took place at the MSIL plant.
The plant had witnessed labour unrest on July 18, 2012 during which Awanish Kumar Dev, general manager, human resource, was killed.