Shahidul Islam, Khagrachhari: Manikchari district suffers from severe load shedding, fabricated bills and customer harassment Manikchhari market traders have surrounded human chain, protest procession and upazila power office.
On September 5, at 3 pm, the victims of electricity harassment from Manikchhari Bazar took out a procession demanding electricity. The procession started from Manikchhari Bazar and marched along the important roads of the Upazila Sadar. They took position on Amtala Chittagong-Khagrachhari road with procession. Suddenly the human chain program turned into a protest procession. The procession continued along the main road and surrounded the office of the Upazila Electricity Residential Engineer on the side of the road. Later, law enforcement forces, army, battalion Ansar and police administration took control of the situation. Resident engineer Ziauddin pointed out his limitations and promised to solve the power problem within the next one month.
Business leaders said residential engineer Ziauddin was joking with customers about electricity, lack of electricity for hours on end, harassment of businessmen by shutting off electricity at weekly hatbars, disruption of students’ education, exaggerated billing, and abusive behavior of electricity workers. Businessmen have been forced to take to the field today due to various sufferings and harassment. Go and bring the situation under control. And if the power problem is not solved, he promised to make a big movement with everyone. And he drew the attention of the concerned authorities.