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Easy bike ban: Drivers set Mirpur police box afire

Human rights 2024-05-19, 11:57pm

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Easy bike ban: Drivers set Mirpur police box afire



Dhaka, May 19 –Drivers of battery-run three wheelers set a police box on fire at Kalshi intersection in the city's Mirpur area on Sunday during demonstration against banning the vehicle on Dhaka streets.

Duty office of Fire Service and Civil Defense headquarters, Shahjahan, said the drivers set the police box on fire around 4:15 pm.

On information, a firefighting unit rushed to the spot around 4:32 pm and brought the situation under control.

Mukhlesur Rahman, inspector (investigation) of Pallabi Police Station, said necessary steps were taken.

The drivers of battery-run three wheelers staged demonstration blocking roads in Dhaka’s Mirpur, Pallabi and some other areas on Sunday morning, obstructing traffic movement in the area.

The protesters also vandalised some buses passing in the Mirpur area after 2:30 pm. A chase and counter-chase between police and protesters also took place.

Munshi Sabbir Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police Station, said the traffic movement in the area remained halted for four hours following the demonstration, causing immense sufferings to the commuters.

Earlier on Wednesday, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader instructed the authorities concerned to take steps to stop the movement of battery-run three wheelers on the roads in Dhaka city. - UNB