Tasvir, Faruque sent to jail over FR Tower inferno


Dhaka, April 08: A Dhaka court on Monday sent Tasvir Ul Islam, one of the owners of FR Tower, and SMHI Faruque, the land owner of the building, to jail, scrapping their bail pleas in the case filed over March 28 inferno that killed 27 people and injured 70 others.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order and also asked the jail authorities to arrange treatment for the accused as per the jail code.

The court came up with the order as police produced the duo before it after the end of their seven days remand. The investigation officer and inspector of detective branch (DB) of police Jalal Uddin at the time pleaded to keep them behind bars for the sake of proper investigation.

Earlier on March 31, the court placed Tasvir Ul Islam and SMHI Faruque on seven-day 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 on March 30 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 on the night of March 30 from different areas of the capital.