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Chawkbazar fire: 2 building owners, 6 others chargesheeted

Published : 16 Feb 2022 09:09 PM | Updated : 17 Feb 2022 04:50 PM

Police on Wednesday pressed charges against eight people including two building owners in a case filed over the devastating fire incident on February 20, 2019 that killed at least 71 people.

Abdul Kaiyum, officer-in-charge of Chawkbazar Police Station and also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the chargesheet before the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tariqul Islam on Tuesday.

The court fixed March 23 for hearing on the charge framing in the case.

The chargesheeted accused are-owners of Wahed Mension  Mohammad Hasan Sultan and his brother Hossain Sultan, Imtiaz Ahmed, Mozammel Iqbal, Mozaffar Uddin, Mohammad Jawad Atique, Md Nabil and Mohammad Kashif.

A total of 71 people were killed and dozens others were injured in the fire that broke out at Wahed Mansion in Churihatta of Dhaka’s Chawkbazar and raged through four other adjacent buildings in Chawkbazar on February 20, 2019. Two cases were filed in this connection.

A local resident filed a case against the owners of the building with Chawkbazar model police station.

According to the case, the building owners rented out different floors of their four storeyed building as storehouse of flammable substances.

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