Tazreen owner Delwar finally charged
Charges have been pressed against 13 people including Delwar Hossain, the managing director of Tazreen Fashions Ltd, in a case filed for killing 112 garment workers in a devastating fire in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, last year.
On November 24, 2012, a devastating fire in Tazreen Fashions Ltd at Nishchintapur of Ashulia in Savar killed 112 workers and injured scores.
AKM Mohsinuzzaman Khan, an inspector of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, submitted the charge sheet before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court of Dhaka around 9:30am today.
The other accused against whom the charges were pressed are: Tazreen Fashions Ltd Chairman Mahmuda Akter, its Factory Manager Abdur Razzak, Quality Manager Shahiduzzaman Dulal, Production Manager Mobarak Hossain, Manager (admin) Md Dulal Uddin, engineer Mahbubul Morshed, two store-in-charges Hamidul Islam and Md Al Amin, two security in-charges--Md Al Amin and Anisur Rahman, security guard Md Rana alias Anwarul, and loader Shamim Mia.
The lone arrestee in the case is security-in-charge Anisur Rahman.
Of the accused, owner Delwar, chairman Akter, factory manager, quality manager and production manager are on the run while others sought bail from the High Court.
After submitting the charges against the 13, the IO appealed to the court to issue arrest warrant against the absconding accused.
The IO also requested the court to confiscate the properties of the absconding accused.
Two cases were filed in connection with the fire.
Of the cases, police filed one with Ashulia Police Station accusing 15 office staff of Tazreen for murder by negligence.
The other case was filed against Delwar and 30 others on May 29 by a brother of a missing victim.