Published:  12:41 AM, 12 September 2019

Probe report in case over FR Tower fire Oct 13

Probe report in case over FR Tower fire Oct 13

A Dhaka court on Wednesday set October 13 to submit probe report in the case lodged over deadly inferno in FR Tower in capital's Banani area on March 28 this year. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari set the date as investigation officer failed to submit the report by Wednesday, reports BSS.

A total of 26 people were killed and 73 others were injured in the fire that quickly engulfed the 22-storey building on Road-17 at Kamal Ataturk Avenue area in Banani. Banani Police Box in-charge sub-inspector Milton Dutta filed the case on March 30 with Banani Police Station.

Police made Tasvir Ul Islam, one of the owners of FR Tower, SMHI Faruque, the land owner of the building, and Rupayan Group chairman Liyakat Ali Khan Mukul, accused in the case. They have been blamed for collusion in causing loss of lives and properties with evil intention, causing loss of lives, severe injuries and damage to properties in fire caused by severe negligence, in the case.

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