Ghaziabad: A magisterial inquiry has been ordered and eight people, including a union leader, arrested on charges of murder and rioting after a senior manager of a
private firm was beaten to death allegedly by workers during a
clash with company officials over a wage dispute.
Station House Officer Rajpal Singh has been shunted
out on charges of negligence after the Saturday violence in
Indo-Japanese company Allied Nippon, which has been shut by
Eight persons, including union leader Arvind Ram has
been arrested under Section 148 (rioting), 307 (attempt to
murder) and 302 (murder) of IPC.
Cases were registered against union leader and 350
unidentified workers 8, Senior Superintendent of Police
Rajhubir Lal said.
A magisterial inquiry was today ordered by District
Magistrate Hridayesh Kumar.
Police sources maintained that the clash was a fallout
of a labour dispute and the ugly incident could have been
prevented had the Industrial labour department acted in time.
A large police contingent was deployed at the factory
in Sahibabad last evening.
14 persons including vice-president Mahinder Chaudhry and Industry Relation Manager Yogendar Chaudhry were injured in the clash.
42-year-old Yogendar succumbed to injuries yesterday.
The shocking incident comes two years after Managing
Director of Graziano Transmissioni in Greater Noida was hammered to death by dismissed workers.
The incident at the Allied Nippon factory took place
during the strike called by the factory`s labour union to
demand restoration of seven dismissed employees, police said.
The company manufactures break shoes of vehicle.