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Bailey Road fire: HC rules to compensate victims

Bailey Road fire: HC rules to compensate victims

The High Court has issued a ruling seeking to know why compensation should not be given to the victims of the Bailey Road fire. At the same time, the court has also ordered to submit a report on the amount of damage caused by fires in high-rise buildings and factories in 2023-24.

A bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zeenat Haque passed the order on Monday following two separate writs in connection with the fire at Green Cozy Cottage in Bailey Road.

Earlier, the High Court ordered the formation of a 7-member committee headed by the Home Secretary to investigate the Bailey Road fire incident. At the same time, the court issued a ruling asking why the government’s failure to ensure the fire safety of the buildings should not be declared illegal.

The committee will have officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Fire Service, two City Corporations. The committee has been directed to submit the inquiry report within 4 months. The committee has been asked to hang fire service visible notices in front of fire-prone buildings in the capital.

On this day, the court said that since 2011, the committees formed by the order of the High Court have not been of any use in the incidents of 9 fires like Nimtala, Churidhatta, Tajnin Garments, it is sad.

Forty-six people died in a blaze at Green Cozy Cottages on Bailey Road last Thursday night. According to the fire service, numerous gas cylinders were stored in the entire building. Even the stairs were stocked with cylinders. As a result, the building caught fire as soon as it caught fire. The building housed several restaurants including Kacchi Bhai, Pizza Inn, Street Oven, Khanas. Apart from this, there were several popular clothing stores including Illien, Closest Cloud.

After this incident, the police arrested four people, including the manager of Amin Mohammad Group, Hamimul Haque Bipul. Others arrested are Kachchi Bhai manager Jisan, Chumuk owner Anwarul Haque and Shakeel Ahmed Rimon.

After this incident of fire, the police and the Capital Development Authority (Rajuk) are conducting operations in the restaurants of the capital.