Sylhet District Transport Oikya Parishad has called for an indefinite strike starting from tomorrow (Monday, January 23, 2023) to demand the release of Chhatra Dal leader Ali Akbor Rajon who was arrested in a sabotage case.
Mainul Islam, president of Bus-Minibus Workers' Union, confirmed the announcement on Sunday (January 22, 2023).
The strike will extend throughout the division from Tuesday (January 24, 2023), he added.
During the strike, the movement of all vehicles including bus, minibus, cng-run auto rickshaw, leguna and truck will remain suspended, said the transport leader.
"Ali Akbor Rajon has been in jail for one and a half months as he was denied bail. The strike will continue until he is granted bail," Mainul added.
Rajon has been involved with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and he is the joint general secretary of Sylhet District Chhatra Dal.
He is also the joint general secretary of the Bus-Minibus Workers Union Committee.
On 7 December, 2022, police arrested Rajon from the Surma Market area of the town in a sabotage case lodged in 2018.