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Dhaka Tribune

DMP conducts drives targeting fire safety violations in Dhaka

  • 20 regular cases were filed at local police station
  • Police inspected 1,132 hotels and restaurants
Update : 06 Mar 2024, 11:08 PM

In response to the recent tragic fire on Bailey Road, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has been conducting drives targeting establishments with potential fire safety hazards.

The drive that started on Sunday resulted in the detention of 872 owners and employees from 1,347 hotels, restaurants, gas cylinder shops, and chemical warehouses till Tuesday.

The primary objective of the DMP drive is to assess and address fire safety shortcomings in various non-compliant buildings across the capital. Police inspected 1,132 hotels and restaurants, 207 gas cylinder shops, and eight chemical warehouses during the operation.

During the drive, 20 regular cases were filed at local police stations, resulting in the issuance of 887 additional prosecutions against individuals and businesses violating fire safety regulations, said KN Roy Nioty, ADC (Media and Public Relations) of the DMP.

This recent surge in enforcement comes after a devastating fire ripped through a seven-storey commercial building on Bailey Road in Dhaka on On Thursday, killing 46 individuals, including 26 women and three children, and critically injuring 22 others.

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