10 hurt as RMG workers, police clash in Gazipur
At least 10 people, including a policeman, were injured in a clash between workers of a garment factory and police in Nayapara area of Kashimpur in Gazipur yesterday.
Witnesses said the clash ensued after police prevented agitating workers of Alim Knitwear Ltd, a factory under Mondol Group, from blocking the Dhaka-Tangail highway at about 2:30pm.
Police charged baton and fired several rounds of tear shells to disperse the workers who retaliated by throwing pieces of bricks at the law enforcers, said witnesses. A police van was set on fire during the clash.
An agitating worker told The Daily Star that they were demonstrating as there was disparity in the wage rate between their factory and their sister factory, Moontex Ltd.
Inspector Nazrul Islam of Gaizpur Industrial Police said the situation was brought under control.