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Dhaka Tribune

Petition at HC seeks Tazreen owner arrest

Update : 28 Apr 2013, 10:32 AM

Activist Nribigyani, an organisation of anthropologists filed a petition with the High Court on Sunday seeking the arrest of the owner of TazreenFashions in seven days.

Jyotirmoy Barua, Advocate BM Ilias, Advocate Jayedee Hassan, along with three others filed the petition on behalf of the organisation.

A devastating factory fire at Tazreen Fashions in Ashulia near Dhaka fire killed at least 112 people in November last year.

A home ministry probe report described the fire as "sabotage" and recommended suing nine officials of the factory and its owner Delwar Hossain.

Even though police rounded up a number of factory officials, its owner Delwar, a member of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, was never arrested.

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