Mosque blast: Writ seeks compensation for each victims’ family...

Dhaka, Monday   26 October 2020

Mosque blast: Writ seeks compensation for each victims’ family

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:57 AM, 7 September 2020   Updated: 12:01 PM, 7 September 2020

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A writ petition has been filed with the High Court seeking Tk 50 lakh compensation for the families of each victims, who died and suffered injuries from the Narayanganj mosque blast. 

Barrister Mar-um Khondaker, a resident of Narayanganj and a lawyer of the Supreme Court, filed the writ petition on Monday in the public interest at the concerned branch of the High Court. 

The power and energy secretary, Titas Gas Authority, Narayanganj deputy commissioner and others have been made defendants in the writ petition.

Barrister Mar-um Khondaker said that the writ would be presented for hearing in the High Court bench of Justice JBM Hasan and Justice Mohammad Khairul Alam. Advocate Taimur Alam Khandaker will appear in court on behalf of the writ petition. 

An explosion took place at Baitus Salat Jame Mosque in the western area of Fatullah around 8:45 pm on Friday when the devotees had just finished their prayers. Some 40 devotees injured in the incident and 37 of them were admitted to Sheikh Hasina Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute in Dhaka. Of the injured, 26 died until Monday morning. The condition of the rest is also critical.