Chawkbazar tragedy: Writ seeks compensation for victims
Published: 02:52 PM, 24 February 2019
At least 67 people were killed in a massive fire that broke out in Chawkbazar on Wednesday night
A writ petition was filed with the High Court seeking Tk 30 lakh as compensation for the families of each victim, who died in the deadly fire that broke out at Chawkbazar area in Dhaka.
Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond on Sunday morning submitted the petition to the High Court.
He said that the hearing of the writ will be held on Monday in the bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice M Kamrul Kader.
The writ also sought the court’s directive on the removal of chemical warehouses, formation of a judicial inquiry committee to identify the people responsible for the fire incident as well as necessary directives to demolish illegal structures in the old part of the city.
Secretaries to the Home Ministry, Finance Ministry, Industry Ministry, mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation and two others have been made respondents of the writ.
On Wednesday night, 67 people were killed and many others injured in a massive fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse and raged through four other adjacent buildings in Chawkbazar.