Transport workers block Dhk-M’singh highway

Transport workers block Dhk-M’singh highway

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Transport workers put up barricade on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway demanding release of their two fellows who were kidnapped allegedly by some Jubo League leaders and activists on Wednesday morning.Locals said a group of leaders and activists of the youth wing of the ruling Awami League had earlier demanded an amount of toll from some leaders of the Truck Drivers’ Association around 9am.As the association leaders refused to meet the demand, it infuriated the Jubo League leaders who forcibly picked up the two transport workers—Jalaluddin and Sultan Gazi.Following the incident, the two groups locked in a clash when several chases and counter chases took place.Later, the transport workers took position and blocked the highway around 9:30am, halting regular vehicular movement.
On the other hand, denying the involvement of Jubo League, Officer-in-charge (Investigation) of Tongi Police Station Aminul Islam said the incident took place following the internal clash between two groups of the transport workers. -UNB, Gazipur

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