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RMG protest: Instigators to be investigated

  • Published at 01:27 pm January 15th, 2019
Police attempt to stop the demonstrating readymade garment factory workers on the road in front of Government Bangla College in Mirpur, Dhaka on Saturday, January 12, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

As a part of a probe, law enforcement agencies have arrested some suspected instigators

The suspected instigators of the ready-made garment (RMG) industry workers’ protests —and unrest regarding the newly-announced wage structure—will be investigated.

Dhaka district Superintendent of Police Shah Migan Shafiur Rahman remarked this while addressing the press, in Jamgora area, around 11am on Tuesday.

Claiming there is no  unrest by RMG workers at the factories, he said: "An investigation is underway. We are trying to identify the instigators. We have arrested a few suspects. Continuous drives are being performed to arrest the others.

"We have deployed additional members of law enforcement to ensure the security of the factories situated in Ashulia industrial zone."

However, earlier in the day, after eight days of demonstrations protesting wage discrepancies—by the RMG workers of factories in Dhaka, Gazipur, Savar, and Ashulia — have resumed to their respective work.