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Tazreen chairperson’s bail scrapped [Bangladesh]

Author: Bangladesh News 24, Published on: 20 March 2014

...[A] senior magistrate sent [Mahmuda] Akter to prison…and the chief magistrate granted her bail the next day, but the District and Sessions Judge’s Court believes it is a procedural error....At least 112 workers were killed and more than 200 suffered burns when a devastating fire swept through Tazreen Fashions...factory on Nov 24, 2012...[P]olice [are]...holding 13 responsible for the tragedy [including Akter]. They have been charged with manslaughter and death caused by negligence...On Feb 9...the...Senior Judicial Magistrate...sent Tazreen chairperson Akter and her husband Delwar Hossain, who is the company's managing director, to prison after the couple surrendered. The Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court granted Akter conditional bail the next day...On Feb 12, the prosecution pleaded to the District and Sessions Judge’s Court to scrap Akter’s bail...

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Related companies: Tazreen Fashions