online desk | 04 December 2017 | 2:00 pm
Local activists of Jubo League staged a demonstration yesterday blocking the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Sarail upazila, demanding cancellation of the new committee.
The one-hour blockade created huge traffic congestion on the highway.
The activists, led by Shahbazpur union Jubo League General Secretary Rajib Ahmed, blocked the highway by burning tyres in front of the first gate of Shahbazpur bus stand. They demanded formation of a new committee.
The protesters shouted slogans against district unit Jubo League acting President Shahanur Islam and General Secretary Sirajul Islam Ferdous.
Rajib alleged that Sarail upazila Jubo League leaders suddenly announced a new committee without informing any leader of Shahbazpur union and included supporters of Jatiya Party and Chhatra Dal in exchange for money.
Officer-in-Charge of Sarail Police Station Md Mofiz Uddin Bhuiyan said a large number of vehicles got stranded on both sides of the important highway due to the one-hour road blockade.