Apple Probing Wistron For Defying Supply Rules Post Violence At Karnataka Plant
Apple Probing Wistron For Defying Supply Rules Post Violence At Karnataka PlantSmokes erupting out of Wistron facility. (Source: Express)

Factory workers wreaked havoc and caused violence at an iPhone manufacturing centre in the outskirts of Bengaluru allegedly over the employees’ calls for better working hours and clearance of due payments.

Now, iPhone will probe its Taiwanese contractor Wistron Corp for possibly defying supplier rules that possibly led to this situation, Hindustan Times reports.

Wistron is in-charge of making iPhone 7 handsets and second-generation iPhone SE devices in India. Speaking at the Taiwan Stock Exchange, the design manufacturers mentioned, “The company always abides by the law, and fully supports and is cooperating with relevant authorities and police investigations.”

149 people have been arrested over this violence by the police as recorded videos from the interiors of the factory display some men using sticks to break down security cameras, equipment, windows etc.“Our teams are in close touch with the local authorities and we’re offering our full support to their investigation,” Apple Inc reportedly said in a statement.

The Tim Cook-led company has deployed more staff and auditors at the site. Earlier today, it had emerged that Wistron had assessed a total damage of Rs 437 crore to their properties following this violence.

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