DIBRUGARH, Oct 7 - The Kenduguri tea estate remained closed for the second day today following the lockout in the aftermath of an assault on Sanjay Gurtu, the manager of the garden by some workers on Monday evening over the suspension issue of one worker.
The manager, who sustained injuries on his head and lips, had to leave the garden along with his family the same night following tense situation in the area. The local leaders of the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha and Assam Tea Tribes Students� Association (ATTSA) are making efforts to settle the labour-management confrontation amicably, but the management is reportedly in no mood to reconcile.
The tea estate management has lodged an FIR with the police at Rajgarh police outpost and has demanded punishment on the five guilty workers. A police case (No. 112/15) has been registered and the police is reportedly in a lookout to arrest the five workers.
Meanwhile, the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha is apprehensive at the arrest of the workers as that might spark off further unrest in the plantation.