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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Police arrest owner of garment factory

Police arrest owner of garment factory

Police on Friday night arrested the owner of a sweater factory at Ashuliya on the outskirts of the city from his Gulshan residence on charge of non-payment of arrear wages to the workers.
Ashuliya police station rounded up Ziaul Amin, owner of Seejon Sweater Factory, on a charge filed against him for not clearing outstanding dues of the factory workers.
Ziaul Amin was produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) court in Dhaka yesterday (Saturday) with a prayer for seven days remand.
On October 7, a case was lodged against Ziaul Amin with Ashuliya police station in this connection.
Demanding three months unpaid salaries, hundreds of workers of the Seejon Sweater Factory gheraoed BGMEA (Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association) office at Kawranbazar on October 3 and 7. In the face of demonstration, Ziaul Amin promised to clear arrear salaries by October 11.
The agitated workers of the factory also gheraoed the Gulshan residence of Ziaul Amin on October 12.

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