A ready-made garment factory in Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ) area of Ashulia has been closed down for an indefinite period following a clash between two groups of its workers.
The Pradac Jeans Limited authorities yesterday hung a closure notice on the entrance of the factory and the workers staged a demonstration in front of it in the morning in protest of the decision.
Being informed, police rushed to the spot and moved away the agitating workers resulting in the situation under control without any untoward incident.
Sources at the factory said ten workers got injured on the previous day when two group of workers locked into a clash while demonstrating protesting less wages than usual, which had been paid by the factory authorities.
Following the clash, the authorities compelled to declare a holiday there on the ground of shunning any unpleasant incident.
When contacted, the factory’s Administrative Officer Majhar Hossain said: “The factory has been declared closed for an indefinite period due to the tension prevailed among the workers.”
Ashulia Industrial Police Director Mostafizur Rahman said: “Additional police have been deployed in front of the factory to avoid any untoward situation.”