Dhaka’s District and Sessions Judge M Kuddus Zaman granted a defence plea seeking time on Wednesday and fixed Aug 13 for the charge-framing.
One of the defence lawyers, Abu Bakar Farhad, filed the petition seeking time saying his colleague was busy with another case and would not be able to attend hearing.
At least 111 workers died and 104 others were injured in the devastating fire at the Tuba Group’s factory in Savar on Nov 24, 2012.
A case was filed against Tazreen Fashions Managing Director Delwar Hossain and his wife Mahmuda Akter Mita, the chairperson of the firm, and several other officials.
Hossain, Mita, and 11 others were named in the chargesheet filed by Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Inspector Mohsin-uz-Zaman on Dec 2, 2013.
Seven of the accused, including the managing director and the chairman, are out on bail while four are on the run.
Bail pleas of two others were cancelled as they did not appear before court.