Maruti Suzuki’s woes at Manesar are piling up with the Haryana Government asking the company to pay Rs 235 crore to HSIIDC as enhanced compensation to farmers for land acquisition under a Supreme Court order.
In a notice issued on June 25, the Haryana State Industries and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) warned the company that if it did not deposit the amount within three months, the land allotted for the Manesar plant would become liable for resumption and further action would be taken.
According to HSIIDC, the notice was issued as the firm did not respond to an earlier communication in March 2012.
Earlier, the Haryana Police have acquired non-bailable arrest warrants against 12 absconding Union leaders of Maruti Suzuki, who could not be traced till now. The police also produced the five arrested people in the court yesterday and succeeded in getting six day custody of Union leader Yogesh Kumar for interrogation till July 27. He was one of the five workers arrested on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Mahapanchayat of 50 villages situated around Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant on Monday demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident instead of the Special Investigation Team of the state police. The economy of these villages is largely dependent on the plant.