At least twenty people, including five policemen, were injured during a clash between law enforcers and garment workers, who blocked the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Kanchpur in Naryanganj on Sunday.
The protesters are workers of the Sinha Opex Group, and were demanding payment of arrears wages. They blocked the highway from 10am to 11.30am today, bringing traffic to a standstill on the highway.
Some workers of the group claimed that in the past few months a number of workers of the Sinha Opex Group had been laid-off for various reasons, without getting three months' pay and gratuities as they are entitled to under labour laws.
The workers also alleged that female workers on maternity leave are not being paid stipends along with their salaries.
Twenty people, including five policemen were injured when the police baton charged and fired tear gas on the protesters to disperse them.
Additional Superintendent of Naryanganj Industrial Police Saikat A Shahin confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.
The police eventually dispersed the protesters and restored traffic on the highway.