The managing director of BM Container Depot, Mujibur Rahman, must be arrested within the next 24 hours, Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Parishad general secretary Ariful Islam Adib said in a protest rally Monday.
Today (Monday) Bangladesh Chhatra Adhikar Parishad staged a rally protesting the corruption and mismanagement of the owners of BM Container Depot, near the anti-terrorist Raju Monument on the DU campus around 3 pm.
During the rally they also placed a four-point demand.
The demands are to arrest Mujibur Rahman, within the next 24 hours, to investigate the accident and the corruption of BM Container Depot owners, to provide proper compensation to the victims and their families, and to modernise the Fire Service.
Akhter Hossain, president of the Dhaka University branch of the Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Parishad, said, "We are saddened by the incident at Sitakunda in Chittagong. It is very sad that though there are laws in this country, there are more ways to disobey the law."
"There are specific policies for importing and storing chemicals in the country. But it seems that law has no value as the owner class has more money when people die in an accident. They just offer the victims' families a token compensation against their misdeeds," he added.
Demanding appropriate compensation to all those who have been harmed in the BM Container Depot fire, Ariful Islam Adib, general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Parishad central panel, said, "In this current situation, students, workers, and general people have ha value in this country. We make a clear demand from today's program that those involved in the fire should be brought to justice expeditiously. The accused must be arrested within the next 24 hours."
He also demanded to ensure safe use of chemicals.