Activities at Benapole port come to halt
Loading and unloading of goods at Benapole land port came to a halt yesterday as five organisations using the port went on an indefinite strike, protesting abduction of a C&F (clearing and forwarding) agent from Dhaka on Tuesday.
C&F agent Habibur Rahman Habi, also vice-president of Jubo Dal
Sharsha upazila unit, was kidnapped by an unidentified gang from Kamalapur area in the capital.
Shamsur Rahman, brother of Habibur Rahman, said his brother went to Kamalapur area to meet an importer on the day. “We tried to contact him over cellphone, but it remained switched off,” he said. A general diary (GD) was filed with Motijheel Police Station yesterday.
Receiving the news in the morning, port users and workers began an indefinite strike. They took out a procession and held a rally in the port area, protesting abduction of Habibur Rahman. They urged the law enforcers to take immediate steps to rescue Habib.
Addressing a press conference in the port area at noon, Mafizur Rahman Sajan, president of Benapole C&F Agents' Association, said they would continue the strike until the C&F agent Habib was rescued.