A Dhaka court today granted bail to Mahmuda Akter, chairperson of Tazreen Fashions Limited, in a homicide case after her lawyers pleaded that she is just the 'titular' chairman of the garment factory that saw a deadly fire in November, 2012.
Though Mahmuda's name appears in the documents, she is not involved in its activities, her counsels argued.
While granting bail, Judge Md Abdul Majid of the Dhaka District and Sessions Judge's Court also considered that Mahmuda is a woman.
Her lawyers filed the bail petition on April 6 after another Dhaka court sent her to jail in the case.
The case was filed over a devastating fire at the factory located in Ashulia on the outskirts of the city on November 24, 2012, that killed at least 112 workers.
Earlier, Mahmuda received bail on February 10 in the case.
Later on March 20, the District and Sessions Judge's Court cancelled her bail and asked to surrender in 15 days before the Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court in Dhaka that granted her bail.
Mahmuda's husband Delwar Hossain, who is the managing director of Tazreen Fashions Ltd, is behind bars.
Mahmuda and Delwar have been facing charges for their negligence to ensure adequate safety measures in the factory.