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'It's unfortunate'

HC on non-implementation of directive following Nimtoli fire

Non-implementation of a directive and rule in connection with the Nimtoli fire incident of 2010 is unfortunate, the High Court (HC) observed yesterday.

The court asked the government to submit a report by April 11 -- regarding implementation of the HC directive and rule -- and also set the same date for further hearing.

The bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal passed the order while hearing on a writ petition filed after the Nimtoli fire incident.

On June 10, 2010, the HC ordered the government-formed probe committee to find the causes of Nimtoli fire and submit a report to it within three months.

The court also asked the taskforce formed to identify the unauthorised buildings, warehouses and factories storing chemicals, explosives and other flammable or petroleum products (both authorised and unauthorised) to submit a report in three months.

Following the Chawkbazar fire incident, the petitioners' lawyers yesterday prayed to the HC for holding final hearing on the 2010 writ petition.   

Barrister Sara Hossain and Advocate Syed Rizwana Hasan appeared for the petitioners, while Assistant Attorney General Purabi Rani Saha represented the state.

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