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Cox's Bazar-Chittagong transport strike withdrawn
Our Correspondent
Publish Date : 2014-11-22,  Publish Time : 20:37,  View Count : 9
Cox's Bazar: The indefinite transport strike enforced on Cox's Bazar-Chittagong highway in protest against the sentences by a mobile court has been withdrawn.

The strike began on Wednesday evening following the rigorous imprisonment awarded to five transport workers on different terms for indiscriminate parking and having no driving licences.
Executive magistrate Mozammel Huq Russel awarded the sentences during a drive at Link Road, the entry point to Cox's Bazar on Wednesday afternoon. The mobile court also fined a microbus driver Tk 2,000 for not having fitness certificate.

As a result, tourists had to face untold sufferings apart from the locals. Several thousands local and foreign tourists got stranded at Cox's Bazar.

However, the strike was withdrawn following a fruitful talks with the administration on Saturday afternoon.

Nirupam Pal, in-charge of Saudia Paribahan in Cox's Bazar, said the angry transport workers locked up all the bus counters following the unnecessary harassing sentences. As a result, plying of buses stopped. No buses could not come to or go out of Cox's Bazar.  

Deputy Commissioner of Cox's Bazar Mohammad Ruhul Amin said the transport workers withdrew their strike after fruitful talks between the transport workers' leaders and administration.

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