Chinese workers at Jharkhand steel plant run into local fury
In March, 600-odd workers of a Chinese firm, MS Ltd, began arriving in groups to start work on ECL’s steel plant. Meanwhile, work stopped at the plant site on Wednesday after four people including its Chinese plant supervisor Su Su Chiang were injured in the clash.
The Chinese firm bagged the turnkey contract after participating in a global tender floated by ECL and is to complete the job in 18 months. MS Ltd commenced work on the project a-month-and-half ago. Sources also said the villagers have been unhappy with the presence of the Chinese workforce and wanted them to go back.
“The situation is normal; we have deployed two platoons, that is, around 50 police personnel at the site and have posted a communications inspector as well as a DSP to monitor the situation,” said Laxman P Singh, the Bokaro superintendent of police, speaking to FE on Wednesday.
Both ECL and the villagers filed FIRs against each other on Wednesday. While the villagers have alleged that they were dragged from their homes and
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