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Police probe deadly Bailey Road blaze for negligence

Update : 02 Mar 2024, 14:05

Police have initiated a case against three restaurant operators over the devastating blaze that claimed 46 lives at a commercial building on Bailey Road in Dhaka.

According to Inspector Abu Ansar of Ramna Police Station, the case involving charges of causing death by negligence was registered on Friday, 

It came after law enforcement detained Anwarul Haque, 27, and Shafiqur Rahman Rimon, 20, owners of the Cha Chumuk tea stall, and Joynuddin Jisan, 30, manager of the Kacchi Bhai biryani restaurant.

"Since the victims' families haven't filed any complaints, the police initiated the case. We'll act accordingly if families decide to come forward," said Abu Ansar.

Earlier on Friday evening, Mahid Uddin, an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, announced the arrests of the three suspects and revealed that police were preparing to file a case on charges of culpable homicide.

Cha Chumuk is situated on the ground floor of the fire-ravaged building, Green Cozy Cottage. The blaze reportedly started at the tea stall before engulfing the entire building on Thursday.

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