Delwar granted bail by HC

Staff Correspondent

State minister for labour and employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu said on Thursday that Tuba Group owner Delwar Hossain was granted bail by the High Court and hoped that he might be released from jail on Sunday or Monday.
‘Toba Group owner Delwar obtained bail before the Eid. I hope, the ongoing problems [over the workers’ dues] will be resolved after he is releases from jail on Sunday or Monday,’ the minister told New Age on Thursday night.
Rumours, meanwhile, spread among the hunger striking garment workers on Thursday that Delwar Hossain was released on bail but the authorities concerned said he was still in Dhaka Central Jail.
The workers of Tuba Group in the capital have been observing a hunger strike for the last four days for back pay and festival allowance.
Some members of law enforcement agencies deployed on the Tuba Group premises said that Delwar Hossain was bailed out.
Laili Begum, mother-in-law of Delwar Hossain, who was confined by the agitating workers, told New Age that she heard Delwar had obtained bail on the last working day (Sunday) before the Eid.
‘As it was the last working day, Delwar could not be freed from jail due to some procedural complexities and he would be freed any day,’ she said.
Laili also said that Delwar’s bail could only solve the problems of workers’ dues.
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association leaders on Thursday said in a press briefing that the Delwar family was trying to have him released to solve the situation over the wages and allowance of the workers.
Former BGMEA president Tipu Munshi said, ‘We heard that the bail petition for Delwar Hossain remained under consideration of the government.’
The jail authorities, however, said that Delwar Hossain was still in the Jamuna Cell at Dhaka Central Jail.
Delwar Hossain has been in jail since February as police filed case of homicide against him in connection with the fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory that killed 112 workers in 2012.



One Comment

  1. humayun hyder says:

    Thanks to the high court to give bail to Delwar Hossain and we all hope that now the Tuba apparels case will be over. The worker of the Tuba apparels were demonstrating in front of the buildings for few days for their wages and bonuses and they had kept hostages to the mother-in-law of Delwar Hossain for the payment. Some workers have gone into hunger strike for the salaries also . We now hope that everything will be alright at the bail of the managing director of the company.

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