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Writ seeks to shut down restaurants in all residential buildings

  • 46 people died in Bailey Road fire
  • Case filed on Friday night
Update : 03 Mar 2024, 03:58 PM

A writ petition has been filed with the High Court seeking its directives to shut down restaurants in all residential buildings, including those in the capital’s Bailey Road. 

At the same time, the writ sought the arrest of the culprits who were responsible for the fire at the Green Cozy Cottage building and compensation to the victims' families.

Advocate Md Eunus Ali Akond filed the writ petition with the High Court on Sunday.

Secretaries to the Ministry of Housing and Public Works, Ministry of Home Affairs, cabinet secretary, inspector general of police, chairman of Rjauk, mayors of Dhaka south and north city corporations, and others have been made respondents to the rule.

The petition will be placed before the bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Kazi Zinat Hoque for hearing, said lawyer Eunus Ali Akond.

At least 46 people were killed, and over 20 others sustained severe injuries by a devastating fire on Thursday night.

Firefighters rescued 70 people, including 42 in unconscious state, from the rooftop and different floors of the seven-storey Green Cozy Cottage.

A case was filed by police on Friday night.

Police on Saturday detained the manager of the Green Cozy Cottage building in connection with the fire in the capital’s Bailey Road area. 

Hamimul Haque Bipul, the manager of the building owner, was detained from Dhanmondi.

Earlier, three others -- Anwarul Haque and Shafiqur Rahman Rimon, owners of Chumuk restaurant, and Md Jisan, manager of Kacchi Bhai restaurant were detained.

Timeline: Bailey Road fire
03 Mar 2024, 12:51
Writ seeks to shut down restaurants in all residential buildings
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