Uttara girder tragedy: 10 accused placed on remand...

Uttara girder tragedy: 10 accused placed on remand

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:32 PM, 19 August 2022   Updated: 07:57 PM, 19 August 2022

Uttara girder tragedy: 10 accused placed on remand- File Photo

Uttara girder tragedy: 10 accused placed on remand- File Photo

A Dhaka court today granted remand for 10 people including crane operator Md. Al-Amin Hossain alias Hriday (25) over the deaths of five people in the BRT crane crash in Uttara.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahbub Ahmed granted the remand after the hearing on Friday.

Crane operator Al Amin (25), his helper Rakib Hossain (23), and Safety Engineer Zulfikar Ali Shah (39) were placed on a four-day remand each after they were produced before the court with a 10-day remand prayer by Mohammad Yasin Gazi, an Inspector of Uttara Paschim Police Station and also the investigation officer of the case.

The other seven were placed on a two-day remand each when they were produced before the same court with a seven-day remand prayer. They are— China Gezhouba Group Company Procurement Officer Manjurul Islam (29), Build Trade Engineering Company's Administrative Officer Ruhul Amin Mridha (33), Marketing Manager Tofazzal Hossain alias Tushar (42), Four Brothers Guard Service employees Md Rubel (28) and Afroj Mia (50), IFS CON Bangladesh Limited owner Iftekhar Hossain (39), and head of operations Ajharul Islam Mithu (45).

They were arrested from Dhaka, Gazipur, Sirajganj and Bagerhat on Wednesday (August 17) night.

Five passengers, including two children, of a car, were crushed to death and two others were injured after the girder fell on the vehicle in front of Paradise Tower in Uttara around 4:30 pm last Monday (August 15). The survived are newlyweds. The victims were returning after attending a ceremony in Dhaka.

The following day, Afran Mondal Babu, brother of two victims – Fahima Begum and Jharna Begum, filed the case with Uttara Paschim Police Station against the concerned officials of China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd, the contractor firm, and the crane operator.