A fire service man removes drums of chemical from the ground floor of the building that caught fire on Armanitola, Dhaka on 23 April 2021
A fire service man removes drums of chemical from the ground floor of the building that caught fire on Armanitola, Dhaka on 23 April 2021Dipu Malakar

A Dhaka court on Tuesday placed two chemical traders on three-day remand each in a case lodged over a devastated fire at Hazi Musa Mansion in Old Dhaka’s Armanitola area recently, killing four people and injuring 21 others, reports BSS.

The court of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Abu Sufian Mohammad Noman passed the order as police produced Mostafizur Rahman, 42, and Mohammad Mostafa, 45, before the court and pleaded for 10-day remand of the accused.

The accused took parts in renting the building’s ground floor and use that as warehouse for their chemicals and other combustible substances, which according to the experts, ignited the fire.

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Earlier on 26 April, separate units of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Mostafizur Rahman from Nandigram of Bogura and Mohammad Mostafa from the capital’s Uttara area.

The fire that started around 3:00am on 23 April, quickly spread through the building, before the fire service could bring it under control at around 9:00am. Four people died in that blaze and 21 got seriously injured.

Police filed the case against eight, making the owner of the building the prime accused, and another 15-20 other unnamed people with Bongshal police station, Dhaka.

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