Truck owners, workers on strike: Dissent accident penalty

Truck owners, workers on strike: Dissent accident penalty

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Truck owners and workers went on strike in Dhaka division from Sunday morning to press home their seven-point demand, including amendment to the Road Transport Act-2018.

Abdul Motaleb, general secretary of Bangladesh Truck Covered Van Transport Agency Owners association, said they stopped plying of truck and covered van from 6am.

No truck and covered van left and entered the city since morning.

He said that there is a provision in the act if it is proved through investigation that the death in a road accident is deliberate, it will be regarded as a punishable offence under Section 302 of the Penal Code. But the truck drivers do not kill anyone deliberately.

“If the government does not take any initiative to amend the law, we will enforce indefinite strike,” he threatened.

source: UNB

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