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Restaurant sealed off in Barisal for not having fire extinguishing certificate

  • A joint team conducts the drive 
  • Illegal shops evicted to free footpath
Update : 14 Mar 2024, 05:28 PM

A mobile court on Thursday sealed off a restaurant in Barisal city for not having its fire extinguishing certificate.

The joint raid of Barisal City Corporation, Fire Service and Civil Defence and district administration was conducted at Kasturi Restaurant adjacent to Natullabad bus terminal in the city.

Executive Magistrate Imtiaz Ahmed Jewel of the city corporation led the drive.

At that time, the restaurant was not able to show the correct rules of fire extinguishing system or any valid certificate.

Later, the restaurant owner admitted their fault and later locked the main gate of the restaurant.

The key of the restaurant was handed over to the team.

Belal Uddin, assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defense, Shahidullah Shantanu, executive officer of the Deputy Commissioner's Office, officials of Barishal City Corporation and members of law enforcement agencies were present at that time.

Barisal City Corporation veterinary officer Dr Rabiul Islam said that a team has been formed from the magistracy office of the city corporation to prevent any untoward fire incident in the city,

The establishments of the city that do not have a fire extinguishing system, should come under their fire extinguishing system.

Representatives of various government departments including district administration, fire service, civil surgeon are in that team.

He further said that Kasturi Restaurant has applied for a Fire Extinguisher License (Certificate). But yet they haven't got it. Therefore, the restaurant has been ordered to close temporarily. After getting the license, arrangements will be made to open.

In another drive, the traffic department of Barisal Metropolitan Police has evicted illegal establishments to free footpaths of the city.

The operation was conducted from Jailkhana junction to Nazir Pole and Chawkbazar area.

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