Nineteen policemen have been injured and 12 of their autos broken after they tried to regulate assault on workers of a metal firm by over 100 members of a labour union right here in Maharashtra, an official mentioned on Sunday.
The police have up to now arrested 27 individuals in reference to the incident that occurred on Saturday within the firm’s manufacturing facility premises positioned in an industrial space in Boisar city of Palghar district, they mentioned.
Heavy safety has been deployed within the premises. The state of affairs there’s tense, however beneath management, Palghar police spokesperson Sachin Navadkar mentioned.
An situation pertaining to the labour union was occurring within the firm since lengthy, the official mentioned, with out specifying particulars of the matter.
On Saturday, a number of union members barged into the manufacturing facility and allegedly began beating up some workers and officers and in addition ransacked the premises, he mentioned.
A police staff rushed there, he mentioned, including that the mob then allegedly hit the safety personnel with stones.
Nineteen policemen have been injured and window panes of 12 police jeeps have been smashed by the mob, he mentioned.
The police have up to now arrested 27 individuals and registered a case towards them beneath varied IPC sections, together with try to homicide, rioting and prison conspiracy, the official mentioned.