Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Aggressive share investors have staged demonstration for the third consecutive day and set fire to the overhead cables adjacent to the main building of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) with the demand of postponing daily trading.
The unrest ensued on Wednesday after the investors started to gather in front of the DSE at 10:30 am and shortly afterwards they tried to enter the DSE office to force the authorities to postpone daily trading.
But they failed to enter the DSE office because of protest made by the police deployed here.
The investors also kept halted the traffic from Motijheel square to Ittefaq square up to 3:30pm (local time).
At one stage the investors set fire to the overhead cables adjacent to DSE building with a view to disconnecting the DSE server so that the authorities cannot start the trading.
The DSE authorities posted a message on its website saying that the trading would start at 11:30 am. However the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) started its trading duly.
The aggressive share investors locked all the collapsible gates of all buildings, including the DSE office and its annex building and Modhumita Building and patrolled there so that nobody could enter any brokerage firms for trading purpose, witnesses said.
The situation arose following an announcement that the public servants will not be allowed to carry on any profitable business, including investment in the stocks of listed securities.
BBN/SSR/AD-19Jan12-1:12 am (BST)