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20 held for violence in Aurangabad; industries targeted

Press Trust of India  |  Aurangabad (Maha) 

Twenty people were arrested in connection with violence here in during the state-wide called by groups to press for their demand for job reservation, police said today.

They were arrested for torching and damaging vehicles and public properties during the yesterday, said Police Commissioner

Some more would be rounded up soon, he said.

Meanwhile, industry associations have said protesters targeted 60 industrial premises in the Waluj area of district during the and strongly condemned the attack on them.

Prasad Kokil, former president, of and (CMIA), said 60 companies, including Siemens, Endurance Technologies, Varroc, Nahar Infotech, Akanksha Packs, and Canpack, among others, were targeted by hooligans.

Industrialist Ravi Vaidya, speaking to the media, said industries in the district have closed down their units for a day today as a mark of protest against the attack.

He said a delegation would soon meet and discuss the issue with him.

of Marathwada Association of Small Scale Industries and (MASSIA) Kishor Rathi said the incident, which caused financial losses to industries, has sent negative signal to investors across the globe.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 18:25 IST