Assistant manager assaulted, miscreants absconding

SILCHAR, Sept 29: The assistant manager of Binnakandi Tea Estate,Sandeep Singh Tanwar (31) came to Machkhal out garden around 10pm last night in order to inform the workers to report at the factory for necessary work. After briefing them, as he was returningto the main garden, he was detained at Hatikuri by a group of people who claimed that they were the village defence people and wanted to know his identity. Before he revealed his identity, they asked him the reason for his late night movement and said thatthey had to keep a watch on any person moving in the area as two transformers had been stolen in sequence without any trace of the culprits by the police.
Even after Sandeep Singh revealedhis identity and said he knew them all, the persons from the village defence group led by Munna Goala and others without any reason began to assault him with rod, as narrated by the assistant manager. Anyhow, he escaped and came back to Binnakandi and informed the manager Amitabh Sarkar. Immediately, the security men led by Anup Chakraborty of the tea estate went to the spot and confronted Munna Goala and his accomplices. Sarkar asked the group, around seven in number, tobring before him Munna Goala, though he was present there. Instead of cooperating with ATPF, the group suddenly jumped over APTF personnel Chakraborty and in the scuffle he suffered injuries on his face.
Same night, Tanwar, the assistant manager, who had suffered head injury during the assault on him, was rushed to Silchar Medical College and Hospital where he was undergoing necessary treatment and recovering. Chakraborty after first aid at Binnakandi PHC was discharged. An FIR was lodged by Amitabh Sarkar, manager, and Sandeep Singh with Lakhipur police stationagainst Munna Goala and others vide case No. 241/11. Following morning, officer in charge BiswajitPurkayastha and the SI Gitesh Bhattacharjee with police force raided the houses of Munna Goala and others who were found absconding. According to informed sources, the cause of assault on Sandeep Singh Tanwar was motivated by some other reason, most probably the strictness of the management to deal with cows of the villagers which often stray into the tea gardens and cause damage to plantations. It might be recollected that Binnakandi Tea Estate was the first in Barak Valleyto declare 20 per cent bonus to workers. The dispute over bonus was totally ruled out to cause the unsavoury incident. Charges undernon-bailable sections have been framed against Goala and others. (SentinelAssam)

Post a Comment