30 injured as police, workers clash in Narayanganj

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

NarayanganjAt least 30 people were injured as workers of an industrial factory engaged in a clash with law enforcers in Kanchpur industrial area of Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj on Sunday.

Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Sonargaon police station, said workers of a factory of Opex and Sinha Group attempted to block the adjacent highway demanding wage increase around 12:00pm.

The workers engaged in a clash with police when they tried to remove the demonstrating workers from the highway. At one stage, they started throwing brickbats at the law enforcers, forcing them to fire tear gas and rubber bullet.

On the other hand, at least 20 workers received injuries, said Asadur Rahman, a worker of the factory.

Ten policemen were injured in the clash, claimed Bashir Ahmed, superintendent of Industrial Police-4.

The situation is under control, said Sonargaon OC, adding additional police members were deployed there.

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