Six injured as workers & Tata Steel guards clash
Trouble started in the morning when the workmen, a majority of whom had reached the company’s Burmamines gate on two-wheelers, refused to enter the premises on company-provided buses leaving behind their own vehicles at the parking lot.
Senior BJP leader and Jamshedpur East MLA Raghubar Das said it was the second such incident in a row, the first having taken place on June 28, 2010, when a couple of thousand contractors’ labourers agitated over the alleged manhandling of their colleagues by the company’s security personnel and burnt down around a dozen vehicles, including two belonging to the police.
“Neither the management nor the district administration had taken any action even then. Therefore, I am demanding a judicial probe into today’s shameful act of firing at unorganised workmen in which seven to eight workmen and a photo-journalist got injured,” Das said.
Commenting on the incident, a company spokesperson said that the company, in order to make roads safe for commuters inside its works has been constantly encouraging workers to use the existing bus service inside the factory premises.
The spokesperson said the company had built parking lots near its major gates from where contractor workers enter, so that they can park their bicycles
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