Make list of missing victims: HC
The High Court (HC) on Monday directed the government to submit a list of victims who still remain missing following the collapse of Rana Plaza.
The government will have to prepare the list on the basis of identity cards, photos, appointment letters and other relevant documents collected from their near and dear ones.
The HC passed the order during hearing of a rule issued on April 30 following the collapse of Rana Plaza at Savar.
The nine-storey Rana Plaza housing five garment factories collapsed on April 24, trapping several thousand people mostly garment workers inside it.
The building collapse death toll now stands 1,127.
The HC bench of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Md Khurshid Alam Sarkar also fixed May 21 for passing an order after receiving the list of missing victims.
During the day's hearing, the court also asked the government to submit a report on the investigation of fire incident at Tazreen Garment Ltd in Ashulia.
The fire on November 24 last year left 112 people dead.
Meanwhile, the court expressed dissatisfaction as the chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the chief executive of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) submitted two separate lists containing the names of expert before it.
The court on November 26 last year had directed the organisations to submit a list of the expert within 10 days before this court, so that it can form an independent committee to investigate the Tazreen fire incident.
The court fixed May 29 for passing its order on Tazreen fire report.