Kin seek release of Maruti workers jailed for 2 years
Demanding unconditional release of 147 jailed workers of two-year-old Manesar plant of Maruti Suzuki, their family members held a demonstration in Rohtak on Sunday and submitted a memorandum to the tehsildar that was addressed to chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Maruti Suzuki Workers' Union president Ram Niwas and secretary Kuldeep Jhangu told mediapersons that they have demanded an impartial judicial probe into the incident and release of employees arrested by police during violence at the Manesar plant on July 18, 2012.
After the incident, the company had sacked 546 regular employees and 1,800 contractual workers. Elaborate security arrangements were put in place by district administration near Mansarovar Park, where protesters gathered to hold a demonstration.