Amid the ongoing workers’ unrest in the garments sector, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have been deployed in Dhaka and adjacent areas to ensure security.
Troops have been deployed in Ashulia, Savar, Mirpur, Rampura, Abdullahpur, Tongi, Gazipur, Konabari, Sharuiful Islam, public relations officer at BGB headquarters, said.
Workers of garment factories have been demonstrating for the past few days, demanding a minimum basic salary of Tk 23,000, in Dhaka and elsewhere.
Russel Hawladar, 22, an electrician of Design Express Limited Company in Gazipur’s Maleker Bari, died on Monday during the ongoing protest on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway.
Protesting RMG workers said that Russel died in “police firing.” Police rejected the claim.
Meanwhile clashes took place between police and RMG workers in several places.
Following the unrest, most of the garment factories were declared closed.