Security beefed at garment units

Security beefed at garment units

Security beefed at garment units

Following two days of violence by garment workers, prohibitory orders had been imposed on Tumakuru Road, Bannerghatta Road and Hosur Road since Tuesday.

However, not many workers were aware of it and were told by security guards to leave the place. A security guard working for a large garment factory on the Bannerghatta Road said it would open on Thursday. Of the 8,000 employees, only 10 to 15 workers came to the factory but returned on finding the gates closed, he said. 

Many constables were posted along the 3-km stretch from Yeshwantpur to Jalahalli Cross. Security was also provided to garment units and the Provident Fund office in Yeshwantpur Industrial Area. 

Posters surface

Posters claiming credit for the PF rule rollback surfaced in no time on Hosur Road, home to many garment units. Once such poster even praised Union Minister Ananthkumar.

Police and labourers were trying to clear up the mess in Hebbagodi police station, which was ransacked and many seized and police vehicles were set ablaze.

“Around 40 people have been detained and 21 arrested. We are collecting more video footage to find those who broke the law and order situation in the last two days,” a police officer said.

Discrimination’

KSRP police said they were discriminated against in providing food. “Food packets were distributed only to civil police though we were also deployed on the same spot for duty,’’ said a KSRP constable. 

“We are paid meagre salaries and the holiday rubs salt on our wounds as there will be further decrease in the salary,” Meenakshi, tailor.

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