Manesar: Worried over the large scale violence on Wednesday that claimed the life of a senior official, Maruti Suzuki India may be considering a lockout as one of the options for now.
However, the company ruled out packing up from this industrial belt in Haryana for Gujarat in view of the recurring violence here.
Production at the Manesar plant, which suffered huge damage to its offices in the arson on Wednesday, remained shut for the second day on Friday although cars manufactured prior to the violence were dispatched.

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"Suzuki Motor Corp has asked us not to compromise on violence...we are cooperating with the police and district administration in the investigations... if this is found to be planned and orchestrated from outside, I can't accept this," Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Managing Director Shinzo Nakanishi told.                          
However, MSI Chief Operating Officer (Administration) S Y Siddiqui said that while in the long term the company was committed to the smooth operations of the plant at Manesar, "in the short term we are considering various options, including a lockout".

Govt for stern action

In Chandigarh, after a cabinet meeting Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said stern action would be taken against those found guilty.
In Wednesday's violence, GM (HR) Awanish Kumar Dev was burnt alive in the arson in the office premises after workers protested against suspension of a staff. 100 others including a number of senior executives were injured in the violence.


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