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Govt paid lawyer Rs 1.44 cr to fight Maruti Suzuki case

Govt paid lawyer Rs 1.44 cr to fight Maruti Suzuki case

The Haryana government paid Rs 1.44 crore as fees to Special public prosecutor K.T.S. Tulsi in the past six months for fighting the case against workers involved in the violence at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar unit last year.

File photo of Maruti Suzuki's Manesar unit after the violence. PHOTO: AP File photo of Maruti Suzuki's Manesar unit after the violence. PHOTO: AP
The Haryana government paid Rs 1.44 crore as fees to Special public prosecutor K.T.S. Tulsi in the past six months for fighting the case against workers involved in the violence at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar unit last year.

In reply to a Right to Information application, Rajendra Pathak of All India Lawyers' Union has said Tulsi was appointed by the Haryana government to fight the case against 147 workers prosecuted by the police for their involvement in the violence at the passenger car maker's plant on July 18 last year. "He has been paid Rs 1,43,96,750".



Tulsi was appointed by the state government in August last year. The violence at the Maruti Suzuki unit had claimed the life of a senior company official while about hundred others were left injured.

With inputs from IANS