‘Accidents or sabotage;’ mayor wants probe

March 30, 2019 at 7:26 pm

Silkcitynews Desk:

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon has asked the fire service to probe possibility of sabotage in the recent fire outbreaks.

His comments came on the day of a double fire incident in Gulshan and a day after the deadly blaze in Banani’s FR Tower that killed 26 people.

“People are now asking questions if these fires are mere accidents or sabotage,” Mayor Khokon said at a view exchange meeting at DSCC auditorium

His call for probing sabotage was out to the members of Fire Service and Civil Defence, who were present at the meeting among other stakeholders.

He voiced concern whether a vested quarter is engaged behind the fire incidents and called upon the businessmen and traders to remain alert in this regard.

Representatives of Dhaka Chambers of Commerce and Industries (DCCI), fire service, trade bodies and other city corporation officials were present.

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam declined to make a comment over the issue while talking to The Daily Star over the fire incidents on his turf.