October 17, 2021, 9:45 pm
Kalapara (Patuakhali) Correspondent: An attack has taken place between Bengali workers and security personnel of the power plant at Payra 1320 MW thermal power plant in Kalapara Patuakhali. A security guard named Sajib (25) was injured in the incident. The security box at the gate of the power station has been vandalized. The incident took place at a power plant under construction at Fultali Bazar in Dhankhali Union of Kalapara Upazila on Tuesday morning.
After the incident, Kalapara Upazila Nirbahi Officer, police, DB police and members of the law enforcement force including the Armed Police Force came and brought the situation under control. Hundreds of Bengali workers protested in front of the gate. The Bengali workers complained that the authorities were forcing the workers to stay in unclean canteens without paying their salaries.
In addition, even if there is a slight deviation, a large amount of fine has to be calculated. The attack took place after workers announced layoffs in protest and were not allowed to enter. Patuakhali Additional Superintendent of Police (Administration) Mahfuzur Rahman said the situation is now under police control. Meetings are underway with the authorities regarding the demands of the workers.