Since one of the employee is arrested, first and foremost try to obtain bail for him. Secondly, pass on the information to news media like ABP Majha. However, keep your identity secret. Hunger of news channel is insatiable. They will do the further needful.
For Bugmenot2: - More than HR, it is leadership's problem. HR could be puppet at the hand of leadership in such companies.
Dinesh V Divekar
I think the approach of HR Officer was certainly totally incorrect and disgusting. The last moment communication and giving threats do suggest that the production department was certainly lacking their home work. When there is a heavy workload, it could have been planned well in advance.
Giving threats that a police complaint will be filed against the employees if they leave the place is simply childish. There cannot be any police complaint for this reason.
I will certainly advice that to avoid such situations, it is always better to place your grievances collectively to the higher authorities. Let you all make a post-mortem of the incidence occurred in August 2013 without fail. In discussions submit the points and problems you face and ask for proper directions preferably in writing from higher authorities. Please do not ignore such incidences but seek firm directions from higher authorities.