AD dismisses Nirapon appeal against HC’s stay on its RMG safety inspection

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Dec 03,2019


The Appellate Division on Monday dismissed Nirapon’s appeal against the High Court’s order restraining it from RMG safety and inspection activities.

The apex court also directed Nirapon to dispose of the rule issued by the HC on October 22 after restraining it from readymade garment inspection activities.

A six-member bench chaired by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain dismissed Nirapon’s appeal without hearing its lawyer AM Amin Uddin.

Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, a ruling Awami League lawmaker, appeared for the Dragon Sweater and Spinning Limited’s writ petition for which a HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman restrained Nirapon’s activities for six months.

Nirapon, a local entity, was formed with the backing of 23 North American apparel brands and retailers, and the body replaced  the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety.

Nirapon has been overseeing the building safety, inspection and remediation of garment factories in Bangladesh in recent months after the North American retailers’ group Alliance left in December last year.

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