JORHAT, May 7 - Five migrant labourers from Nagaland, after crossing the inter-State border at Mariani on foot, reached Lohpohia Tea Estate on the south-western outskirts here, reportedly causing panic among the workers of the garden.
It has been learnt that the arrival of the men resulted in a hue and cry among the garden workers who reportedly did not allow them to reside with their respective families and kept them in a dilapidated building of the estate.
A police official of Pulibor Police Station told this correspondent that after coming to know about the arrival of the men, the matter was intimated to Jorhat Police Station today and later in the day, a team of security personnel accompanied by a sector magistrate and a medical team visited the tea estate and conducted medical tests on them.
The five persons were kept at an abandoned office of the estate, the official stated.
An official of the garden informed that the estate authorities provided food and water to the five men and have strictly warned them against consuming alcohol.