Raw hide merchants claim tanners duped them to lower hide prices

Seasonal traders and raw hide merchants have claimed that tanners lowered the price of raw hides from sacrificial cattle by neglecting to pay the hide merchants their arrears from the previous year. The hide merchants further alleged that the tanners then exploited the lowered price by buying hide directly from local traders, instead of through the hide merchants as per the regular practice. On the other hand, tanners have claimed that they were unable to buy significant amounts of hide this year, as they are suffering from a fund crisis after the relocation of tannery industries from Hazaribagh to Savar.