Charge framed against Delwar, Mahmuda in Tazreen fire case

The charred factory of Tazreen Fashions at Nishchintapur of Ashulia in 2012— New Age file photo

A Dhaka district and sessions judge’s court on Thursday framed charge against Tazreen Fashions managing director Mohammad Delwar Hossain and its chairman Mahmuda Akter Jesmin and 11 others for the deadly fire at its factory on the capital’s outskirt on November 24, 2012.

Dhaka district and sessions judge SM Kuddus Zaman set October 1 for recording testimonies.
The accused people claimed them innocent during framing the charge when counsels of the defendants sought acquittal of the charge and the state counsel pleaded for pressing charge against them.
The Tazreen fashions fire at Nischintapur in Ashulia of Savar left some 113 people killed, most of them women workers, according to the government. Labour rights campaigners, however, estimated the death toll at 124. The disaster left over 100 workers disabled.
Ashulia police sub-inspector Khairul Islam had filed a case against unknown people. Later, charge of homicide by negligence is also brought against the accused people.
Criminal Investigation Department inspector AKM Mohsinuzzman Khan on December 22, 2012 submitted charge sheet naming 13 people including Delwar.

Source: New Age