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Transport workers go on strike in Satkhira

  • Published at 10:42 pm August 27th, 2019
: Bus parked in Satkhira terminal amid strike-Dhaka Tribune
Bus parked in Satkhira terminal amid strike Dhaka Tribune

Satkhira Bus Owners’ Association President Saiful Karim Sabu said a group of youths beat bus conductor Liton Hossain at Puratan Satkhira on Satkhira-Ashashuni road of the district town on Monday

Transport  workers went on a indefinite strike on all the routes of the district on Tuesday protesting alleged attacks on fellows, inflicting sufferings on commuters.

Satkhira Bus Owners’ Association President Saiful Karim Sabu said a group of youths beat bus conductor Liton Hossain at Puratan Satkhira on Satkhira-Ashashuni road of the district town on Monday.

They also beat another conductor Asad  on Tuesday morning, he said.

Following the two incidents, bus workers stopped plying their vehicles on all the routes of the district from 10am, Saiful said, adding that the injured were taking treatment at the Sadar Hospital.

They also threatened to continue the strike unless the attackers are brought to justice.

Meanwhile, the sudden transport strike caused untold sufferings to commuters.

Many were seen walking to reach their destinations due to lack of buses.

Officer-in-charge of the Sadar police station Mostafizur Rahman said no complaint was lodged about the beating incidents.

 “Action will be taken if any complaint is filed,” he said.