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Freedom in the air

Tuba MD freed from jail on bail

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Managing Director of Tazreen Fashions Delawar Hossain was seen at the High Court on July 21, 2013. Photo: Focus Bangla
Managing Director of Tazreen Fashions Delawar Hossain was seen at the High Court on July 21, 2013. Photo: Focus Bangla

Tuba Group Managing Director Delwar Hossain, who was in jail in connection with Tazreen Fashions fire case, was freed on bail this evening.

Golam Haidar, deputy inspector general (prisons), told The Daily Star that he got necessary papers in his hand at around 6:00pm and freed him around 8:00pm.   

The Tuba MD was sent to jail on February 9 this year in a case filed in connection with a deadly fire at his factory Tazreen Fashions at Ashulia that killed 112 in 2012.

The HC bench of Justice Syed AB Mahmudul Huq and Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder on July 24 granted him interim bail for two months in the case.

The bench granted bail to Delwar after his lawyer, AM Aminuddin, argued that unrest at Tuba group had been created as the workers did not get salaries since he was taken in custody, he said.

In December last year, police pressed homicide charges against 13 people, including Delwar and chairman of the company Mahmuda Akhter, also Delwar's wife.

The couple is also facing charges of negligence that led to so many casualties in the blaze.

According to the charge sheet, they had constructed the building on a faulty plan and illegally used the ground-floor walkway as a warehouse.

Of the 11 other accused, the factory manager, quality manager, engineer and production manager were shown as fugitives in the charge sheet.

In June last year, a probe body formed by the home ministry submitted a report to the HC, saying there was "unpardonable negligence" on the part of the owner.

Published: 9:48 pm Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Last modified: 12:11 am Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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