IT raids are underway at the Foxconn manufacturing unit in Sunguvarchatram near Sriperumbudur. Foxconn produces cell phone components for some of the leading brands, like Apple, Blackberry and Redmi etc. The raid began yesterday and is still ongoing.
The IT sleuths, based on a tip off, have been conducting a raid at the Redmi office functioning inside the Foxconn campus. No one is allowed to enter or exit the premises.
Foxconn witnessed a huge protest from Friday, December 17 night till Saturday afternoon. Women employees sat on the national highway and protested after a few women were affected by food poisoning.
Cases were registered against 22 women protesters under 6 sections including protesting without prior permission, and for causing hindrance to the general public by blocking National Highway. The sections filed include 143, 147, 148, 188, 7(1), and 323.