1,500 transport workers sued in Sylhet

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Published: 00:58, Jun 04,2020


Some 1,500 transport workers were sued in Sylhet for assaulting law enforcement personnel during a series of clashes between two groups of workers in the city on Tuesday over embezzlement of their welfare fund.

Dakshin Surma police officer-in-charge Khayrul Fazal confirmed it to New Age and said that a sub-inspector filed the case Tuesday night against some 1,500 unnamed people.

‘Several police personnel were injured during the clashes as the supporters of both sides hurled stones and brick chips targeting opposite group,’ the OC said on Wednesday afternoon adding that effort to arrest the perpetrators was underway.    

Eyewitnesses said that members of Sylhet Zila Sarak Paribahan Sramik Union, an organisation of transport workers, brought out a procession in Central Bus Terminal at Dakshin Surma in the city Tuesday afternoon protesting against alleged misappropriation of around Tk 2 crore from their welfare fund by the organisation president Selim Ahmad Falik.

At one state, supporters of Falik allegedly pelted stones on the processionals, triggering the clash that injured more than 30 of both sides.  

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