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Daikin workers charged with attempted murder

INDIA: Fourteen workers have been charged with offences including attempted murder, rioting and being in possession of deadly weapons, following clashes with police outside the Daikin factory in Neemrana.

The arrests reported by the Times of India, followed clashes with police during last week’s two-day general strike when 700 to 800 protesting workers tried to enter the Daikin factory and hoist a union flag. 

Twenty-two policemen were said to have been injured after the workers allegedly threw stones. Police also used 35 tear gas shells and resorted to cane charging. Union leaders claimed about 50 workers were injured in the police action, two of them critically.

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