DIBRUGARH, Oct 8 - Five tea garden workers of Kenduguri tea estate who had recently thrashed Sanjay Gurtu, the manager of the plantation were arrested today. They, however, secured bail and were released later.
The five arrested were Amal Tanti, Karan Baraik, Arun Nayak, Annand Murah and Raju L T, according to the police.
All the five reportedly presented themselves before the police this morning following pressure from the workers and their leaders in an effort to settle the impasse and restore normalcy in the garden.
The issue of tea estate lockout will be discussed tomorrow at a reconciliation meeting at the office of the Assistant Labour Commissioner here. The garden was closed for the third day today.