The High Court was moved on Tuesday to order authorities to arrest owners of the two readymade garment factories where fire incidents left at least 118 people dead in two months.
Supreme Court lawyer Yunus Ali
Akand in the petition also sought orders for adequate compensation to families
of the fire victims.
The petitioner said the bench of Justices AHM
Shamsuddin Choudhury and Mahmudul Hoque might hear the plea on
The petition has sought orders for arrest of the owner of
Tazreen Fashions and three directors of Smart Fashions ‘within 24 hours’ and
payment of compensations to the families ‘within 72 hours’.
rules on the Labour and Employment Secretary, Inspector General of Police, Dhaka
Deputy Commissioner, Ashulia and Mohammadpur Police Station Officers-in-charge,
Smart Fashions Directors Md. Sharif Ahmed, Zakir Hossain and Sri Shubhash,
Tazreen Fashions owner Delwar Hossain and BGMEA.
Seven female workers
died on Saturday from suffocation and stampede following a fire that broke out
in the two-storied factory of Smart Fashions in Mohammadpur’s Beribandh area in
On Nov 24, at least 111 workers died in a deadly blaze in
Tazreen Fashions factory in Ashulia on the outskirts of Dhaka city.
case has been filed against the Smart Fashions directors by the father of a
worker who died in the blaze.
Over Tazreen Fashions incident, a probe
committee formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs recommended lodging a case
against the factory owner. However, Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir later
said arrest of the owner would bear no fruit.