Videocon workers stage sit-in at Dhoots' residences Aurangabad, Nov 7 (PTI) The employees of the cri

Videocon workers stage sit-in at Dhoots' residences Aurangabad, Nov 7 (PTI) The employees of the crippledVideocon group on Thursday staged a sit-in near the house ofthe group chairman Venugopal Dhoot here this morning.

The police retained the employees in the morning butwere released by the afternoon. They were detained as theworkers did not seek police permision.

Around 300 employees have been on a chain sit-in sincethe past 74 days at the labor commissioner's office heredemanding their salaries which have not been paid for overyear now.

Union president Gajanan Khandare told PTI that neitherVenugopal Dhoot nor Rajya Sabha member Rajkumar Dhoot came toaccept the memorandum of the distressed workers this morning.

He said both the state and Central governments arealso not taking any action against the erring management.

The protesting employees called for the arresting theDhoots. 'We want to know when we will get justice, but insteadof that, we were apprehended and taken to the police station,'Khandare said.

A local police official Sambhaji Pawar said they haddetained 72 employees from the Gulmandi area where they wereprotesting and were released after completing the formalities.

The Videocon group comprising 13 operating companies,are in bankruptcy tribunal since mid-last year and aresolution is pending. The group companies owe over Rs 1 lakhcrore to banks. PTI CORRBEN BEN