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India: 12 Daikin workers arrested for clash outside factory
Author: The Times of India, Published on: 7 February 2019
"12 Daikin workers arrested for clash outside factory", 10 January 2019
Twelve workers of the multinational air-conditioning company, Daikin, were arrested on Wednesday [9 January] on charges of rioting and attempt to murder, a day after clashes outside the company's factory in Neemrana during a strike left around 30 workers and several policemen injured.
The 12 arrested were among 17 named in the FIR [first information report]. The same charges have also been slapped on 700 unnamed workers. The workers had alleged police attacked them with lathis and fired tear-gas shells at them. They also claimed bouncers hired by the company had pelted them with stones and fired rubber-tipped pellets.
Daikin has not responded to The Times of India's queries on Tuesday [8 January] seeking its response.
The clashes began when the workers’ union of the Daikin factory tried to unfurl its flag outside the factory premises...Neemrana [Station House Officer] said police intervened only when workers tried to make a forceful entry into the factory premises...