Chawkbazar fire: 2 cases filed; ‘Wahed Mansion’ owners accused

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Dhaka, Feb 22: The relative of a Chawkbazar fire victim accused two owners of ‘Haji Wahed Mansion’ in a case on Thursday night, a day after a devastating fire claimed dozens of lives.The accused – Sohel and Hasan – are brothers, said Sub-Inspector Delwar Hossain, duty officer of Chawkbazar Police station. He said Inspector Muradul Islam is investigating the case.

Sixty-seven people were killed and around 41 others injured in a fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse and raged through four other adjacent buildings in Chawkbazar on Wednesday night.

A Dhaka South City Corporation investigation body said the fire spread fast as chemicals were stored in Wahed Mansion.

Meanwhile, Sub-Inspector Delwar of Chawkbazar police filed a separate case against unidentified people on Thursday night over the fire incident, said SI Abdul Halim.