A Dhaka court on Sunday sent seven apparel worker leaders including Garment Workers Trade Union Centre general secretary Joly Talukder to jail after rejecting their bail petitions related to a case filed over attacking and assaulting Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association employees in January.
Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Mijanur Rahman, however, granted bail to GWTUC president Montu Ghosh.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s deputy commissioner for prosecution Anisur Rahman said that the accused were on bail after the expiry of which they surrendered before the court and prayed for fresh bail.
The court granted bail
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to Montu Ghosh but sent the others in jail custody.
Those sent to the jail custody were, GWTUC general secretary Joly Talukder, organizing secretary KM Mintu, international affairs secretary Manjur Main, gazipur district unit GS Jalal Hawlader, Savar-Asulia unit president Lutfar Rahman and central committee members Shahajahan and Sajedur Rahman.
BGMEA additional secretary Rafiqul Islam Miah filed the case with Ramna police station accusing the trade union leaders and over 100 unknown people in January 31.
Different labour rights bodies and trade unions condemned sending the labour leaders to jail and demanded their immediate release.
Sramik Nirapatta Forum member secretary Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmed in a press statement condemned sending the labour leaders to jail in a ‘false case’.
Bangladesh Garment Sramik Sanghati and Garment Sramik Karmachari Oikyo Parishad among others demanded their immediate release.
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