Federation for Peoples Rights, Puducherry, and People’s Union for Human Rights, Tamil Nadu, today urged Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy to take immediate steps to reopen Regency Ceramics in Yanam region of the union territory which was closed after the industrial violence on January 27.
Talking to newspersons here today, Mr A Marx President, PUHR and Mr G Sugumaran, Secrertary, FPR, who visited Yanam and surrounding areas of Andhra Pradesh as part of a fact finding visit, demanded that if the management refused to reopen the factory, the government take over it to give a new lease of life to the families of 3,000 workers. They said the death of trade union leader Murali was a clear custodial death and this triggered the industrial violence in the region. The investigation was not on the right track because of the intervention of legislator Malladi Krishna Rao and all his political enemies were enrolled as accused in the violence case, they alleged. Stating that it was a welcoming sign that the Chief Minister had agreed to refer the case to the CBI, they said the custodial death of Murali, the murder of factory manager Chandrasekeran, industrial violence and the subsequent police firing in which nine sustained bullet injures should be included in the CBI probe. Murder case be registered against police personnel Periyasamy, Veerabhadrasamy and Senthamiz Selvan, they demanded.
UNI / 09.04.2012