An First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against 7,000 unknown people including 5,000 contract workers in reference to violence and vandalism at the power of Wistron Pvt Ltd, manufacturer of iPhone, at its plant in Kolar, police said.
In the FIR, the corporate stated that it suffered losses of over ₹437.7 crores during the violence on December 12.
Damages are done to the property, office materials, vehicle and other things, as per the FIR registered at Vemagal police headquarters , Kolar.
Earlier on Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka CN Ashwath Narayan condemned the incident where many workers were seen entering the Wistron factory at Narasapura in Kolar and smashing the office properties.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Apple Inc. has launched an investigation into the violence, which makes iPhones and other electronic products.
“Apple is devoted to making sure everyone in our supply chain is treated with dignity and respect. we’ve teams on the bottom and immediately launched an in depth investigation at Wistron’s Narasapura facility in India,” Apple said during a statement on Monday.
In a statement, the corporate said it’s dispatching additional team members and auditors to the power . “Our teams are in close touch with the local authorities and we’re offering our full support to their investigation,” it added.
The investigation comes two days after worker unrest over a wage dispute turned violent at the plant in Kolar district, about 52 km from Bengaluru. during a complaint to the police, Wistron said it incurred losses of ₹437.7 crore thanks to the vandalism and theft. This included ₹412 crore of mobile phones, laptops and other production machinery, besides damage of around ₹10 crore to infrastructure and services, consistent with the complaint filed by Wistron.