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Thousands Of iPhones Looted From Karnataka Plant, Company Suffers Loss Of Rs 440 Crore

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Chennai: Taiwan-headquartered Wistron Corporation has said that it had suffered loss worth Rs 440 crore in the violence in its facility unleashed by a section of workers over salary issues at its plant in Kolar district in Karnataka, as reported by India TV.

A large number of employees allegedly carried out arson, loot and violence at the Narasapura manufacturing plant of Wistron over some wages related issues on Saturday, police had said.

They damaged the building, damaged vehicles, set them on fire, damaged costly equipment including machines and computers.

In its complaint at the Vemagal police station, company executive T D Prashanth has stated that office equipment, mobile phones, production machinery and related equipment worth Rs 412.5 crore was lost.

He stated in his complaint that 5,000 contract labourers and about 2,000 unknown culprits carried out the vandalism in the factory facility.

The police have so far arrested 149 people and detained a few others.

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