The Haryana police have arrested six more workers for their alleged involvement in the violence that happened in Maruti’s Manesar plant on Wednesday, resulting in the death of General Manager (HR) Avinash Kumar Dev and injury to more than 100.
The arrested are organising secretary of the Maruti Suzuki workers union (MSWU) Yogesh Kumar, Satbir, Surendar Pal, Naveen kumar, Sohan lal and Pradeep kumar. With the arrests of these six, the total number of people arrested has gone up to 97. While Sohan Lal was arrested on Saturday and sent to 14-day judicial custody, the other five accused, who were arrested on Sunday, would be produced in the court on Monday.
At present, 23 senior staff members working at the plant are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Haryana. Meanwhile, Maruti chairman R C Bhargava on Saturday said, “I cannot say when we would be able to start the plant.” The Manesar plant has a capacity of 5.5 lakh vehicles per annum and produces the companies top selling cars like the Swift, SX4 m Dzire and Ertiga. Analysts estimate that the company may be be losing as much as `75 crore a day on account of the closure.