Gazipur: In Gazipur, two buses were set on fire and several cars were vandalized by garment workers agitating for salary hike.
On Tuesday (November 7) from 7 am, various garment workers from Konabari and Kashimpur areas took out a procession on the Dhaka-Tangail highway and blocked the highway. The police fired several rounds of teargas to remove them from the highway. After that, the angry workers set fire to two buses. They also vandalized several vehicles.
Local people said that workers were protesting in the area around Konabari and Kashimpur Police Station since Tuesday morning demanding salary increase. During the movement, there were several chases and exchanges between the police and the workers. Police fired teargas to disperse the protesting workers. Meanwhile, angry workers set fire to two passenger buses on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in Konabari area. The workers organized and took a stand on the Dhaka-Tangail highway. Multiple teams of police, BGB, RAB are working to bring the situation under control. At present, the situation is stagnant in Konabari Kashimpur and Palli Vidyut areas.
In this regard, Deputy Assistant Director of Gazipur Fire Service, Abdullah Al Arefin, said that two buses were set on fire by the agitating workers demanding salary increase. On receiving information, the fire service reached the spot and brought the fire under control.
Gazipur Metropolitan Police Commissioner of Police (DB & Media) Ibrahim Khan said that the protest workers blocked the road and set fire to two buses in Konabari. The fire is under control. We have enough law and order forces deployed on the roads so that the workers do not resort to any kind of violence.