Shoe Paraded Protest, Tea Garden Locked Again


Jalpaiguri: The management of the Huldibari tea estate in Banarhat announced a lockout in the garden. The announcement came after a day when workers had assaulted the manager and paraded him with a garland of shoes.

On Wednesday, around 1,000 workers went to the office and forced the manager to move out. They assaulted him and the manager was then made to walk out of the garden for around 5km after which he was rescued by the police, says the notice.

Tea Official Paraded With Shoes, Workers Protest

A group of workers had launched a demonstration in the garden on Tuesday. They went to the manager’s office and confined him for two hours.

“There being serious apprehension of threat to the life of the managerial personnel and damages to the company’s property, the management is left with no other alternative but to declare lock out of Huldibari tea estate with immediate effect,” reads the notice.

The trade union leader of the garden, said the manager’s alleged misbehaviour had led to the situation. Thus the management took the decision and put the notice at the gate.