India’s leading automaker, Maruti Suzuki has stated damage assessment activities at its plant in Manesar in Haryana after a week of the violent riots by the workers at the site.
A riot by workers that left Awanish Kumar Dev, General Manager HR dead in a fire accident and resulted in 90 employees being jailed, is likely to affect the company’s operations and disrupt supplies of models.
The company is now facing a lengthy shutdown that could cost $15 million a day and result in disruption of supplies for its models including Swift. The police have said that they are looking to detail the whole of 3,000 strong workforce of the company’s Manesar factory in Haryana in the incident.
The company said that its main priority is the safety of the staff as some of the accused workers are still not under arrest. The company is yet to estimate the damage caused by the violent rioting by the workers at the site that began after the management sacked a member of the workforce over a disagreement with the supervisor. Several people were reportedly injured, including the company’s Japanese officials and a part of the assembly line was burnt.
The state government of Haryana has ordered a special investigation team (SIT) led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ravinder Tomar into the matter.