Monday, 5 June, 2023

Bangabazar fire: Police sue up to 300 unidentified people for attacking fire fighters, police

Police on Thursday filed a case with Bangshal police station accusing 250-300 unidentified people of attacking and obstructing the police during the devastating fire in Bangabazar in the capital.

Sub Inspector (SI) Israfil Hawlader of Bangshal police station filed the case as the plaintiff.

A massive fire broke out at the Bangabazar Shopping Complex in Dhaka on Tuesday morning and it spread to some other nearby markets, burning several thousand shops, mainly readymade garment and footwear stores, to ashes.

During the fire, several hundred people attacked the headquarters of the Fire Service and Civil Defence and the fire fighters. When the police tried to resist them, the police were also attacked.