Court indicts Tazreen Fashions chairman, MD, 11 others for 2012 fire

A Dhaka court has indicted Tazreen Fashions’ Managing Director Delwar Hossain, Chairperson Mahmuda Akter and 11 others for the 2012 fire that left more than one hundred workers of the garment factory dead.

Published : 3 Sept 2015, 07:34 AM
Updated : 3 Sept 2015, 01:52 PM

The court of Dhaka’s District and Sessions Judge M Kuddus Zaman framed charges against them on Thursday and set Oct 1 for recording witnesses testimonies.
At least 111 people died and more than 104 were injured in the fire at Tazreen Fashions at Ashulia in Dhaka’s Savar on Nov 24, 2012.
In December 2013, police submitted a charge-sheet in the case over the incident, holding the 13 responsible for the tragedy.
The accused had been charged with manslaughter and culpable negligence under Section 304 and 304 (a) of the Bangladesh Penal Code.

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Hossain, Akter and five others surrendered to the court on June 16 before securing bail.
Those five are Administrative Officer Dulal Uddin, Store Manager Hamidul Islam Lablu, Security Supervisor Al Amin, Security In-charge Anisur Rahman and Store In-charge (thread) Al-Amin.
The court ordered arrest of Security Guard ‘Rana’ alias ‘Anarul’ and Loader Md Shamim as they did not appear before it.
Four accused in the case – Engineer S Mahbubul Morshed, Factory Manager Abdur Razzak, Quality Manager Shahiduzzaman Dulal and Production Manager Mobarak Hossain Monju – are  absconding.