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Bailey Road fire: Kacchi Bhai’s manager among 3 detained

  • Police to file a case over negligence
  • Arrestees  being interrogated, says the police official
Update : 01 Mar 2024, 10:18 PM

Police have arrested two owners of an eatery called Chumuk and the manager of Kacchi Bhai restaurant in connection with the devastating fire that broke out at Green Cozy Cottage in Bailey Road on Thursday night. 

The detainees are Anwarul Haque and Shafiqur Rahman Rimon, owners of Chumuk and Md Jisan, manager of the Kacchi Bhai restaurant. 

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Additional Commissioner Kh Mahid Uddin gave this information in a press conference on Friday evening.

He said: “The fire started from the food shop on the ground floor of the building. The police will file a case over negligence in connection with the deaths in the fire incident.”

Besides, anyone from the victim's family can file a case if they want, said the police official. 

The image shows the briefing of police in the capital on Friday, March 1, 2024. Photo: Bangla Tribune

Legal action will be taken against whoever is found responsible in this incident, he added.

He said that three people arrested in this incident are being interrogated.

Addressing the businessmen, Mahid said businessmen should not think about profit only - the safety of people's lives should be considered.

Asked whether there was any negligence by the owners of the building, he said that legal action would be taken against whoever was found responsible for this incident.

He requested everyone to conduct their activities in accordance with the 'Safety First' principle.

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.

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