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15 workers hurt in clash with cops

Star Online Report
The vehicles get stranded on Dhaka-Chittagong highway after workers of Partex Group stage demonstration on the road demanding a hike in their salaries. Photo: Prabir Barua
The vehicles get stranded on Dhaka-Chittagong highway after workers of Partex Group stage demonstration on the road demanding a hike in their salaries. Photo: Prabir Barua

At least 15 people were injured when Partex Group workers, who blocked Dhaka-Chitagong highway demanding a hike in their salaries, clashed with the law enforcers in Bandar upazila of Narayanganj this morning.

Transport movement on the highway remained suspended for an hour following the clash, reports our Narayanganj correspondent

Several hundreds of workers put barricade at Madanpur point around 7:30am, halting transport movement on the highway, said Akhter Morshed, officer-in-charge of Bandar Police Station.

On information, police rushed the spot and tried to resist them from blocking the busy highway, the OC said.

Being resisted, the agitated workers started hurling brick chips targeting the law enforcers, resulting in the clash.

To disperse the workers, police charged baton on them, leaving at least 15 workers injured, the OC added.

Transport movement on the highway resumed after the workers left the scene around 8:30am.  

Published: 11:47 am Saturday, August 23, 2014

Last modified: 4:25 pm Saturday, August 23, 2014

TAGS: Dhaka-Chittagong highway Narayanganj Partex Group Narayangan Bandar

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