The staff of Regent Textiles Mills block the Chattogram–Boalkhali road in Kalurghat of Chattogram following their protest demanding arrears on Monday. — New Age photograph

A minimal of 16 textile staff And 4 others, collectively with police personnel, have been injured in a conflict between the police and the staff By way of the staff’ demonstration For his or her arrears at Kalurghat in Chattogram on Monday.

The staff of Regent Textiles Mills Restricted blocked the Chattogram-Boalkhali road at Kalurghat in Boalkhali at about 8:00am, demanding their arrears, said witness Pujan Sen.

As a Outcome of the police tried to take away the protesting staff heavy-handedly from the road, a conflict ensued, said witnesses. And at least 20 people, collectively with police personnel, have been injured Inside the conflict.

A quantity of hundred staff of Regent Textiles Mills Ltd, which closed on March 16, gathered in entrance of the garment manufacturing unit Monday morning for amassing their arrears, said worker Md Akbar Hossain.

‘The staff are but to get two months’ arrears from Regent Textiles,’ he said.

As a Outcome of the manufacturing unit authority Did not permit the staff to enter the manufacturing unit, they blocked the road, he added.

The worker alleged that police costd batons on the protesting staff, leaving at least 16 staff injured.

Locals said thOn the staff furtherly hurled stones On the police. The staff set hearth to tyres on the road whereas blocking it, halting the visitors movement for hours.

Boalkhali upazila well being officer Pratik Sen, quoting an on-obligation doctor, informed New Age that 4 injured staff acquired here to the hospital for remedy.

Md Tarique Rahman, further superintendent for Patiya circle, informed New Age thOn they take awayd the staff from the road.

‘We didn’t cost batons on staff. They have been requested to free the road,’ he said.

Boalkhali upazila nirbahi officer Tahmina Akter said thOn they tried To unravel The drawback.

‘I talked to the manufacturing unit managing director. We requested them to pay the arrears to the staff,’ she said.

Regent Textiles managing director Salman Habib Might not be reached for suggestions regardless of several makes an try.