Withdrawal of case demanded
The traders of Khatuganj at a rally here yesterday demanded immediate withdrawal of a case filed against 38 traders of the wholesale market recently.
They also threatened a tougher movement if the case was not withdrawn within Thursday.
Khatunganj Trade and Industries Association (KTIA) organised the meeting in front of Chowdhury Market at Khatunganj.
Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Councillor Nurul Haque, Nurjahan group Managing Director Jahir Uddin Ratan, Chittagong Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CMCCI) Director Abul Bashar Chowdhury, Chaktai Rice Traders Samity General Secretary Omar Azam and KTIA General Secretary Sayed Sagir Ahmed spoke at the rally with KTIA President Mahabubul Alam in the chair.
Three brothers Md Habibullah Chowhury and his two brothers Saiful Islam Chowdhury and Saiful Azam Chowdhury, also traders of the same market, filed a case on December 14 with Kotwali police station against 38 traders of the market on charge of fraudulence. They complained that the accused traders forced them to put signature on blank cheques.
The traders at the rally said the three brothers were fraud and filed the case only for not returning the money to different creditors against the DOs (delivery orders) they bought.
They said the three issued more than 100 cheques worth Tk 145 crore to 38 traders of Khatunganj since February against the delivery orders (DO) but the checques were bounced from banks.