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Court orders arrest of Delwar, 5 others

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Delwar Hossain Delwar Hossain

A judicial magistrate in Dhaka on Tuesday issued warrants for the arrest of six ‘absconding’ accused, including Tazreen Fashions managing director Delwar Hossain and his spouse, after accepting the charge sheet  in a case filed for ‘committing homicide by negligence’ that caused a deadly factory fire on November 24, 2012.
Senior judicial magistrate Wasim Sheikh also asked the officers-in-charge of respective police stations to submit the reports by February 25 on execution of the order.
On December 22, the Criminal Investigation Department pressed charges against Tazreen Fashions managing director Delwar Hossain, and his wife Mahmuda Akhter, also the chairman of factory, and 11 executives.
The 11 others charged with homicide are the factory’s engineer S Mahbubul Morshed, manager Abdur Razzaq, quality manager Shahiduzzaman Dulal, production manager Mobarrak Hossain Manju, administrative officer Dulal Uddin, store-in-charge Hamidul Islam Lablu, security supervisor Al Amin, security-in-charge Anisur Rahman, security guard Rana alias Anwarul, store-in-charge Al Amin, and loader Shamim Mia.
Six of the 13 accused – Delwar, Mahmuda, Mahbubul Morshed, Razzaq, Shahiduzzaman and Mobarrak – were shown as ‘fugitives’ in the case and the investigation officer prayed for issuing warrants for their arrest in connection with the factory blaze that had killed 111 apparel workers and injured 104 others, most of them women, according to the charge sheet.  
On Tuesday, the judicial magistrate passed the order after the hearing of the acceptability of the charges pressed by the CID against the 13 accused
under sections 323, 325, 436, 304, 304A, and 427 of the Penal Code.
‘We started issuing the warrant,’ said court inspector Md Asaduzzaman after the court issued the order.
Of the 13 accused, only Anisur Rahman was in jail and six others were out on bail, said the charge sheet.
The fire broke out from a warehouse of fabric on the first floor of the Tazreen Fashions factory at Ashulia on the outskirts of capital Dhaka on November 24, 2012, causing serious alarm on the fire safety in apparel industries and other factories.
 




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