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5 years on, deadly riots still haunt Maruti Suzuki
Author: Kiran Sharma, Nikkei Asian Review, Published on: 24 March 2017
Workers not happy with recent sentencing, demand judicial probe. Nearly five years after a deadly riot rocked Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar plant, convictions in a long-running court case were finally handed down earlier this month. A total of 148 workers had been arrested after the uprising took place, most of whom had been released on bail after sitting in jail for three to four years. On March 18, 117 of the 148 who had been arrested were acquitted. Of the remaining 31 workers, 13 were sentenced to life imprisonment, four received five-year terms and the remaining 14 were deemed to have served sufficient time before having been granted bail.