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Tazreen Fire

Court directs CID to probe disappearance of worker

Court Correspondent

A Dhaka court yesterday directed the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation into the disappearance of a garment worker in the Tazreen Fashions fire in November 2012.

Rehena Begum, who worked at the finishing section of Tazreen Fashions Ltd, has been missing since the fire on November 24.

Senior Judicial Magistrate Kazi Shahidul Islam passed the order after Rehena's brother Abdul Matin filed a no-confidence petition against the police report in this connection.

The court also asked CID's Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police Monsur Ali Mondol to submit a probe report to it by April 22.   

On September 23 last year, Md Azharul Islam Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police

Station, submitted a probe report.

On May 29 of 2013, Abdul Matin sued the owner of Tazreen Fashions, Delwar Hossain, and 30 others for their gross  negligence which resulted in the death of his sister.

After the fire, Matin searched for his sister but did not find his sister or her body. Meantime, CID Investigation Officer AKM Mohsinuzzaman Khan on December 22 of 2013 pressed homicide charges against 13 people, including Delwar, in a case over the devastating fire that killed 112 workers and injured many others.

The other accused include Delwar's wife and Tazreen Fashions Chairman Mahmuda Akter, on-duty managers, security guards and an engineer. Of them, Delwar, his wife and six others are on bail and security-in-charge Anisur is now behind bars. Four others are absconding.

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