The court cleared 117 accused who were also facing charges of murder, arson and rioting after hundreds of workers clashed with managers over wages and appointments at the Maruti Suzuki factory in Manesar.
The court said that it will pronounce the quantum of punishment later today. Around 148 factory workers were arrested and charged with the murder of company's HR manager Awanish Kumar Dev on July 18, 2012. The issue went out of control and the workers immediately began attacking senior management during talks, while the workers' union maintained that its representatives were attacked first.
139 workers behind violence at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant are out of bail. The court let off 117 people in the similar case. Mr Pathak pointed out that the contention of the prosecution that the murder was planned has been set aside. "We are confident that the High Court will acquit the convicted workers since there's no evidence to prove their guilt".
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Reacting to Friday's court verdict, workers of various factory/industrial units based in Gurugram and nearby Dharuhera area of Haryana held a meeting in the evening at Gurugram's Kamla Nehru Park to chalk out their future strategy.
Lambasting the Maruti Suzuki management, the lawyer said they targeted prominent members of the workers' union.
"We will discuss the verdict with all workers and decide future course of action", said Khushi Ram, general secretary of Mazdoor Sahyog Kendra, Gurgaon. Services of almost 2,500 workers, including 546 permanent employees, were terminated after the incident. The workers maintained that the executives had the factory gates locked and hired bouncers brought in who "brutally attacked" the workers.