“Gherao” – Jay Engineering Works v. State of West Bengal (1967 Cal)

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  • What is a gherao? – encirclement / encirclement in depth
  • What are the considerations for determining whether it is legal or illegal?
  • ‘Gherao’ is a physical blockade of a target, either by encirclement or forcible occupation. The ‘target’ may be a place or a person or persons, usually the managerial or supervisory staff of an industrial establishment. The blockade may be complete or partial and is invariably accompanied by wrongful restraint, and / or wrongful confinement, and occasionally accompanied by assault criminal trespass, mischief to person and property, unlawful assembly and various other criminal offences.
  • What role should the police play in the situation of a “gherao” considering the act falls under the IPC as wrongful confinement, but is linked to labour rights? “legitimate labour movement”
  • Section 17 immunity does not extend to an agreement to commit an offence

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