Armanitola fire: 2 including Musa Mansion’s owner on remand
Published: 02:47 PM, 27 April 2021
A Dhaka court placed two persons including Haji Musa Mansion's owner Mostak Ahmed Chishty on a three-day remand each in a case filed over the devastating fire at the six-storey building in old Dhaka's Armanitola on Friday.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Sufiyan Md Noman passed the order on Tuesday. The other accused is chemical warehouse owner Mostafizur Rahman.
Earlier, Mir Rezaul Islam, an inspector of Bangshal Police Station and also the investigation officer of the case, produced them before the court today with a 10-day remand prayer. On the other hand, defence for the accused, submitted petitions seeking bail along with cancellation of the remand prayer. Upon hearing both sides, the magistrate turned down the defence pleas and placed them on three-day police remand.
On March 23, the case was filed by Bangshal police against eight named and 15 to 20 unnamed people. The court has fixed June 10 for the submission of the investigation report in the case.
The fire broke out at a chemical storage facility on the ground floor of the six-storey Haji Musa Mansion early Friday, left five people dead and at least 35 wounded. It took 19 firefighters nearly three hours to douse the flames.
Mostak Ahmed and Mostafizur Rahman - both of them admitted storing chemicals and highly flammable goods at their warehouse in the building without legal permission.