A court in Narayanganj on Monday granted bail to Sajeeb Group’s chairman MA Hashem and his two sons -- Hashem Bin Hashem and Tareq Ibrahim – in the case over the Rupganj factory fire that killed 52 workers.
Narayanganj Senior District and Sessions Judge Anisur Rahman passed the order during a virtual hearing on the bail petition for the six accused of the case who were in jail, said prosecutor advocate Moniruzzaman.
The court, however, suspended the bail petition of the Group CEO and its Deputy General Manager, he added.
On July 10, Narayanganj police arrested Md Abul Hashem, chairman of the group, his four sons -- Hashem Bin Hashem, Tareq Ibrahim, Tawsif Ibrahim and Tanjim Ibrahim-- and its CEO Shahan Sha Azad, DGM Mamunur Rashid and head of admin Salauddin in connection with the tragic fire in the factory owned by the Group.
Police filed the case with Rupganj police station against the eight people and many unknown others following the massive fire in the factory.
On July 14, a Narayanganj court sent to jail six of the accused, including Abul Hashem, on completion of a four-day remand and granted bail to Hashem’s two sons Tawsif Ibrahim and Tanjib Ibrahim, on grounds that they study abroad and do not have any ownership of the company.
Following the case filed by police, the district's Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments filed a separate case against the Group’s owner and DGM at the labour court under section 80 of the labour law.