Under-construction dyeing unit vandalised

A textile dyeing industry has alleged that some local miscreants vandalised its under-construction unit in Munshiganj recently for not giving extortion, causing a loss of about Tk 1.8 million, industry and court sources said.

Over the damage, the local police station at Gazaria of Munshiganj neither registered the factory’s case against the alleged offenders nor took effective measures, an employee of Shah Dyeing and Finishing Mills Ltd claimed.

Being refused to get necessary legal support locally, the employee on behalf of the company filed a writ petition (No 7936/2014) with the High Court (HC) Thursday, a lawyer concerned said.

He sought the HC’s rule upon the authorities concerned to explain as to why they should not be directed to accept the case against seven local men, petitioner lawyer Advocate Dr Md Eunus Ali Akond told the FE Thursday.

The Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Munshiganj, the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Gazaria police station and Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Munshiganj were made respondents in the writ petition, the lawyer said.

The Shah Dyeing and Finishing Mills Ltd is constructing a new unit in Vitikandi area of Gazaria in Munshiganj; in the meantime, some local miscreants demanded extortion of Tk 2.0 million, the factory source said.

As the management refused to give the extortion, the factory source said, the miscreants vandalised a part of the under-construction establishment on August 4.

The factory authorities thereafter moved to file a case with the Gazaria police station, but it didn’t accept it rather registered a general diary (GD No-166) on August 5, as per the writ petition.


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