A writ was filed with the High Court on Wednesday challenging the legality of the ongoing countrywide transport strike and seeking an order to stop the strike within 24 hours.
The strike was enforced by Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation, protesting the life term imprisonment of a bus driver in a case filed for a road accident that killed five people, including noted filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier.
Advocate Monzill Murshid submitted the writ on behalf of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh in public interest.
An HC bench, comprising Justice Syed Mohammad Dastgir Hossain and Justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan, is likely to hear the petition in the afternoon, reports UNB.
The nationwide strike entered the second day on Wednesday, causing immense sufferings passengers and hitting the business sector hard.
In the capital, no inter-district bus left Gabtoli, Mohakhali or Sayedabad bus terminals so far today while very few buses were seen plying the city streets..