Cops foil demo protesting gas, power price hike

Cops foil demo protesting gas, power price hike

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Police on Sunday foiled a demonstration programme of BNP in the district town protesting the gas and power price hike.When a procession of Barisal district unit (Dakhshin) of BNP reached Nazirpul area of the town around 10:30am, police obstructed them, said Abul Kalam Shahin, general secretary of Barisal District Unit (Dakhshin).Police also charged baton on them, which left five activists injured.
The law enforcers also arrested three BNP men from the spot.
The government increased power price by 2.97 per cent and that of gas by 26.29 per cent, which came into effect on September 1. -UNB, Barisal

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