Jewellers call off strike | 2017-05-19 |

Jewellers call off strike

Staff Correspondent     19 May, 2017 12:00 AM printer

Jewellers called off their strike hours after  they started the action programme  across the country on Thursday in protest against ‘harassment’ of the owners of Apan Jewellers by customs officials.


Bangladesh Jewellers Samity (BAJUS)  has withdrawn their strike programme, samity sourcer said.


  Earlier, BAJUS at a meeting in their Baitul Mukarram office  in the capital took the decision to go on an indefinite strike.


The samity leaders demanded that the government formulate a business-friendly gold import policy for the traders.


They also called on the National Board of Revenue (NBR) to stop ‘harassing’ jewellers with raids.


Customs Intelligence Investigation Directorate (CIID) raided the outlets of Apan Jewellers in the capital on Sunday and Monday and seized gold and diamonds for having not legal documents.


Apan Jewellers is owned by Dildar Ahmed, father of Shafat Ahmed, one of the suspects for the rape incident that took place in Raintree Hotel in the capital’s Banani area on March 28.