Beef, mutton sale in Sylhet resumes after 4 days
Meat traders of Sylhet metropolitan area resumed selling beef and mutton today, after suspending it for four days – demanding a hike in prices fixed by the local administration.
The traders called off the strike after receiving assurances from Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) Mayor Ariful Haque CHowdhury last night that the prices will be fixed again, said Abdul Khalik, general secretary of the Meat Traders Co-operative Association in Sylhet.
The traders had suspended their sales from Thursday morning after SCC fixed the prices of beef at Tk 600 per kg and mutton at Tk 850 per kg.
"The traders were to be fined by conducting mobile courts if they don't sell meat according to the fixed prices. The traders would have hardly made any profit at that price so they decided to suspend the sales," said Abdul Khalik.
Meanwhile, residents of Sylhet city complained the traders were already selling beef at over Tk 600 before the SCC re-fixed the prices.
Juned Ahmed Chowdhury, a resident of Shahjalal area said he bought 1 kg of beef at Tk 680 from a trader in the Shahjalal area today.