Tasvir, Faruque remanded over FR Tower inferno


Dhaka, Mar 31: A Dhaka court on Sunday put Tasvir Ul Islam, one of the owners of FR Tower, and SMH Faruque, the land owner of the building, on seven-day remand in connection with a case filed over Thursday’s inferno that killed 26 people and injured 70 others.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order, as investigation officer (IO) and inspector of detective branch (DB) of police Jalal Uddin produced the duo before court and pleaded for 10 days of remand.

Tasvir, also a leader of BNP, and Faruque 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.

Banani Police Box in-charge sub-inspector Milton Dutta filed the case with Banani Police Station yesterday against Tasvir and Faruque and Rupayon Group chairman Liyakat Ali Khan Mukul.

The case later transferred to DB for investigation. Tasvir and Faruque too were arrested last night from different areas of the capital.