Tea Estate Managers Released

Jaigaon: The two assistant managers of Beech Tea Estate, who were kept confined to their quarters since April 12 by the workers, were allowed to leave the garden today after the intervention of the administration.

S.S. Gupta and G.S. Goswami were taken to the Hashimara police station after 2.30 pm and were handed over to the officer-in-charge, T. Dukpar.

The workers’ demands included jobs for the dependants of dead/retired employees and payment of dues.

“There will be a tripartite meeting at the joint labour commissioner’s office in Siliguri on Wednesday where we will try to find an end to the impasse at the garden,” said Alipurduar subdivisional officer P.D. Pradhan.

Source: The Telegraph