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Maruti – Employees sacked10 years ago seek reinstatement

Of the 546 permanent Maruti employees sacked in the wake of the 2012 violence in Manesar, 426 did not have any criminal charges against them. Devendra Dhankhar (39) was working as a permanent employee in Maruti company for almost seven years when he was sacked. Violence at the company’s Manesar plant on 18 July 2012, He claimed that he was in the company’s dispensary when the violence broke out. For this reason, and since he was not keeping well, his name did not figure in the Special Investigation Team’s list of accused activists. However, he was sacked by the company with 546 permanent employees citing “loss of trust”. Leading the legal battle for reinstatement of sacked workers, Jitendra Kumar, who was among those sacked after the violence, said that around 150 workers joined the agitat...