FR tower fire: Probe report deferred

Dhaka, Monday   30 March 2020


FR tower fire: Probe report deferred

 International Desk

 Published: 12:53 PM, 12 February 2020   Updated: 03:01 PM, 12 February 2020

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Submission of investigation reports in the case, lodged over deadly inferno in FR Tower in capital’s Banani area on March 28 last year, has been postponed.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari on Wednesday set March 12 to submit probe report as investigation officer failed to submit the report today. 

On March 28 last year, a total of 26 people were killed and 73 others were injured in the fire that quickly engulfed the 22-storey building on Road-17 at Kamal Ataturk Avenue area in Banani.

Later on March 30, Banani Police Box in-charge sub-inspector Milton Dutta filed the case with Banani Police Station.

Police made Tasvir Ul Islam, one of the owners of FR Tower, SMHI Faruque, the landowner of the building, and Rupayan Group chairman Liyakat Ali Khan Mukul, accused in the case.

They have been blamed for collusion in causing loss of lives and properties with evil intention, causing loss of lives, severe injuries and damage to properties in fire caused by severe negligence, in the case.