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Indefinite transport strike begin in 8 northern districts

  • Published at 12:51 pm April 25th, 2019
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Movement of all modes of motorized vehicles have been suspended

An indefinite transport strike is underway in eights districts of Rangpur division.

Transport workers are observing the strike Since Thursday morning, demanding justice for their fellow who was beaten to death allegedly by Detective Branch (DB of Police in Chittagong.

Abdul Jabbar, general secretary of Thakurgaon District Motor Workers Union, said: “The strike was enforced following the decision of Rangpur Divisional Workers Union protesting the killing of bus driver Jalaluddin.”

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Movement of all modes of motorized vehicles including long-route buses have been suspended following the strike, causing immense sufferings to the commuters.

The workers also halted plying of auto-rickshaws and microbuses after taking position at different points in the district.

Jalaluddin, 50, a driver of Shyamoli Paribahan and hailing from Dinajpur, was beaten to death allegedly by DB police members in Chittagong on Monday.