Wednesday, March 19, 2014

India - workers struggle against police

1 dead in CISF firing at Neyveli Lignite Corporation plant in Tamil Nadu
Chennai: One person has been killed at the Neyveli Lignite Corporation plant in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district after a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) member opened fire following a reported clash with workers. The CISF member is in charge of the plant’s security. According to the police, the victim, Raja, is a contract worker who had come to meet another employee at the plant. As he waited, an altercation broke out with a CISF constable who shot him dead. The district police say the firing took place at gate no. 2 of the mine. Police have rushed to the plant to avert a law and order crisis as angry locals went on a rampage at the site and blocked the Cuddalore-Virudachalam highway.

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