Transport workers have called an indefinite transport strike in 10 districts of Khulna division protesting bus driver Jamir Hossain’s life sentence in a case filed over the deaths of Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier, and three others in 2011.
Khulna regional committee of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation called for the strike on Saturday.
“The strike will be enforced from 6am Sunday,” the federation’s Khulna regional committee secretary Abdur Rahim Baksh told the Dhaka Tribune.
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Earlier, Chuadanga District Bus and Truck Workers Union enforced an indefinite transport strike from Wednesday following the announcement of the verdict.
A Manikganj court on Wednesday sentenced bus driver Jamir Hossain to life in prison in a case filed over the deaths of acclaimed filmmaker Tareque Masud, journalist and cinematographer Mishuk Munier, and three others in 2011.
The fatal accident took place on August 13, 2011, on the Dhaka–Aricha highway at Ghior upazila in Manikganj.