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CID arrests Narayanganj mosque committee chief over AC blasts

| Updated: October 31, 2020 18:03:15


Abdul Gafur, 65, was apprehended outside his house in the west Talla area on Oct 30 - Collected/bdnews24.com Abdul Gafur, 65, was apprehended outside his house in the west Talla area on Oct 30 - Collected/bdnews24.com

The Criminal Investigation Department or CID has arrested the head of Baitus Salat Jame Mosque's management committee in a case over the deadly air conditioner blasts that killed 34 people in Narayanganj's Fatullah.

Abdul Gafur, 65, was apprehended outside his house in the west Talla area on Oct 30, according to Superintendent Md Nasir Uddin Ahmed of Narayanganj's CID unit.

Legal action is being taken against Gafur, who is charged with 'neglect of duty', the police official said, reports bdnews24.com.

Twelve people, including officials of Titas, Dhaka Power Distribution Company and local electricians were arrested in connection with the case. All of them are currently out on bail, said SP Nasir.

More than 50 Muslim worshippers sustained burn injuries when six air conditioners at the mosque exploded on Sep 4. As many as 37 of the victims were subsequently admitted to Dhaka's Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery. But only three of them recovered and returned home.

 

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