Court orders further probe into Tazreen fire

Staff Correspondent

A court in Dhaka on Sunday asked Criminal Investigation Department to carry out further investigation in one of two cases filed over the Tazreen Fashions fire incident in 2012.
Dhaka’s Senior Judicial Magistrate Kazi Shahidul Islam passed the order after accepting an application filed by Matikul Islam, brother of a female RMG worker who died in the incident that killed over 112.
The court also asked CID to submit the investigation report before the court, in the case, on April 22.
On May 29, 2013, RMG worker Rehena Akhter’s brother Matikul Islam filed a murder case against Delwar Hossain, owner of the Tazreen Fashions Ltd, and some unnamed other people.
The plaintiff mentioned in the case statement that the main accused Delwar had ordered that fire be set to the garment factory. further alleged that Delwar had hid Rehena’ dead body.
Following the case, on May 29, 2013, Dhaka Senior Judicial Magistrate Toyabul Hasan had ordered Ashulia police to investigate the case and submit a report before the court.
After investigation, on October 23, 2014, Azharul Islam Sarker, inspector (investigation) of Ashulia police station submitted a final report before the court mentioning that the allegations brought against the accused were not found to be true.
Rejecting the final report, plaintiff Matin filed the fresh application before the court in the case.

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