The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on March 17. "We workers will teach them the power of labour unity and even the courts will have to accept our demands", he said. "The evidence provided will not stand the scrutiny of the high court", Grover said. While one group has 24 convicts, the remaining seven are in the other. Nine of the accused are still behind bars, while 139 people are out on bail.
Maruti Suzuki's Manesar unit had not churned out a single auto for over a month after the violence. Dozens of managers and executives were also injured with several suffering broken bones, the company had said at the time.
The riot began on 18 July 2012, after what was allegedly a heated argument over low pay between workers and their supervisor.
The company had sacked 2,500 employees after the incident and the plant was closed for over a month. More than 500 policemen were deployed around the district court.
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In a deadly riot at India's biggest carmaker's factory in Manesar in 2012, a mob had destroyed the factory's property, set parts of the factory on fire and human resources manager Awanish Kumar Dev was burned to death.
New Delhi Television station reported that another 117 men were acquitted of charges of criminal conspiracy and murder Friday.
According to Maruti, the unrest had erupted when a worker beat up a supervisor and the workers' union prevented the management from disciplining the worker and blocked exit gates. Of the 31 convicted workers, 18 have been held for rioting and other crimes under the Indian Penal Code and 13 for murder.