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2012 Maruti plant violence: 31 workers found guilty, 117 acquitted

A Gurugram court on Friday convicted 31 workers in connection with violence that broke out at Maruti Suzuki India Ltd’s plant in Manesar, Haryana, in 2012. The 31 were among 148 workers accused of rioting, conspiracy to commit murder and arson at the plant in Manesar, located in the district of Gurugram...Lawyer Rebecca John, who represented the workers, confirmed that 117 of the 148 accused had been acquitted of all charges. She said that with three-fourths of the accused acquitted, the ruling means that the...substratum of the case had fallen through...it shows that Maruti factory and the Gurgaon police were involved in large-scale manipulation and fabrication of evidence...she added....An email sent to Maruti remained unanswered at the time of going to the press. Lawyers for Maruti did not respond to calls.

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