No ban on rawhide entry to Hazaribagh

Published: September 02, 2017 15:53:28 | Updated: October 18, 2017 00:18:15


The authorities will not stop traders taking rawhide to Hazaribagh after the Eid-ul-Azha unlike last year after relocation of tanneries to Savar. Bangladesh Tanners' Association General Secretary Shakhawat Ullah said the authorities relaxed the bar after the relocation. Speaking to bdnews24.com on Friday, a day before the Eid, he said the authorities did not allow rawhide into Hazaribagh last year under 'special circumstances'. "The court did not ask them to stop us from taking rawhide to Hazaribagh," he said about the verdict that made it mandatory for the tanneries to relocate to Savar. Shakhawat said they need to take the rawhide to Hazaribagh because the roads to the leather industry zone in Savar are rundown and it takes a long time for trucks to enter and leave the area. Hazaribagh Police Station OC Mir Alimuzzaman also said the bar on rawhide in the area has been lifted. "We'll allow salt to be apllied on rawhide at Hazaribagh, but not the rest of the process," he said. The tanners shifted the factories to Savar when the authorities cut utility lines following a High Court order last year.

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