The Haryana government on Monday said it has appointed eminent criminal lawyer KTS Tulsi as special prosecutor for trial of those involved in violence at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant on 18th July that claimed the life of one senior company executive.
The decision was announced by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda after a meeting with the top management of Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) and Gurgaon district officials in New Delhi.
"For that we have appointed a special prosecutor KTS Tulsi," Hooda told reporters when asked about steps taken up by the state government to bring to book the culprits.
The company, meanwhile, said it has been assured of full support by the state government in the case, adding its internal inquiry into the incident will be merged with the police investigation.
Gurgaon Police Commissioner K K Sindhu and Haryana DGP R S Dalal were also present in the meeting, which was attended by MSI Chairman R C Bhargava, Managing Director and CEO Shinzo Nakanishi, Chief Operating Officer (Production) MM Singh and Chief Operating Officer (Administration) S Y Siddiqui.
Bhargava said the priority at the moment is to find the reasons behind the violence.
"The first priority is what was really behind what had happened last week...identify the issue. Problems have to be uprooted and eliminated from the state. The CM is determined, he won't tolerate any such activities in the state," Bhargava added.
He further said: "Today's meeting was to chart out the approach and action to the incident that shocked the government, administration and the company."