Bangalore: Government will conduct a thorough investigation into Maruti's allegation that July 18 violence in its Manesar plant was the handiwork of "extreme left wing elements".
Appearing in a panel discussion on TV Channel Headlines, Maruti Suzuki Chairman R C Bhargava described the violence as a "class attack".
"These were left-wing extreme elements who incited violence at Maruti. It was a conspiracy which was kept within a small group of people," a statement said quoting Bhargava.
Bhargava added that it seemed to be much more than any ordinary labour unrest or trade union activity. "A certain demand by one worker does not lead to arms and legs of a manager being broken," he said recalling the awful attack. "The attack was not directed at any one individual. It was like a class attack. It was like we are workers; we will attack anybody who is not a worker."