31 workers convicted for Maruti Suzuki factory violence in 2012


New Delhi: A Gurgaon court on Friday convicted 31 workers in connection with violence that broke out at Maruti Suzuki India Ltd’s plant in Manesar, Gurgaon, in 2012.

In July 2012, owing to growing unrest between workers and the management of Maruti, protests turned violent leading to arson that claimed the life of a factory manager. A total of 148 workers were accused of rioting, conspiracy to commit murder and arson,

Lawyer Rebecca John, who represented the workers, confirmed that 117 of the 148 accused have been acquitted of all charges. She said that with three-fourths of the accused acquitted, the decision reflected that the “substratum of the case had fallen through”.