Ashulia fire offenders to be brought to book: MKA

Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir

Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir on Tuesday said those responsible for Ashulia garment fire incident will be brought to book.

All the previous major accidents in the garment factories of the area will also be probed, the home minister told reporters during a visit to the fire-devastated factory at Nischintapur in Ashulia.

The fire killed 111 at Tazreen Fashion Ltd as Saturday evening.

During his visit around 10:30am, the home minister went round different sections of the eight-storied factory building.

Talking to the press, MK Alamgir said stern action will be taken against those responsible for the incident.

The government will take all-out measures including giving compensation to the families of the deceased, he added.

The home minister also talked to the owners of some garments in the locality.

Home Secretary CQK Mustaq Ahmed, senior police officials and leaders of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and Awami League were present.

Meanwhile, workers of different garment factories here brought separate processions and held wayside meetings at different places of Ashulia in the morning marking the mourning day today (Tuesday).

Speakers at the meetings demanded ensuring safety of the workers at their work places and compensation to the families of the deceased workers as well as proper treatment for the injured ones.

Source: The Daily Star

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