Shop owners go on indefinite strike in Chuadanga

Dhaka,  Wed,  26 July 2017
Published : 12 Jun 2017, 10:44:57
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Shop owners call indefinite strike after clash with police

Shop owners go on indefinite strike in Chuadanga
Chuadanga District Shop Owners Association on Sunday afternoon enforced an indefinite strike in protest of the 'assault' of two leaders of traders following a clash with police.

Sources said an altercation took place between police and local traders when district administration was conducting a mobile court in Rail Bazar area of the district town in the afternoon.

Following the altercation, police assaulted the two leaders, claimed the shop owners.

Ibrul Hasan, general secretary of Shop Owners Association, said that the law enforcers assaulted him and president Asadur Rahman Lemon and later, took them to police station.

Protesting the incident, the shop owners staged a demonstration in Shaheed Hasan Chattar area demanding the removal of Superintendent of Police within 24 hours.

A tense situation was prevailing in the area following the incident, reports UNB correspondent.

District administration sources said local traders obstructed them while conducting a mobile court led by executive magistrate Fakhrul Islam to seize illegal and expired products. The traders also confined the magistrate and other policemen.

On information deputy commissioner Zia Uddin Ahmed and SP Nizam Uddin rushed to the spot.

Denying the allegation of assaulting traders, SP Nizam Uddin said that police brought the president and the general secretary of the association to discuss the matter.

Additional police was deployed to avoid untoward situation, according to UNB.
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