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Narayanganj mosque blast: Committee president sent to jail

Published : Saturday, 31 October, 2020 at 8:17 PM  Count : 207
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Burn victim Abdul Aziz's wife Asma Begum and his daughter. Abdul Aziz died on September 19. Photo: Observer/Pappu

Burn victim Abdul Aziz's wife Asma Begum and his daughter. Abdul Aziz died on September 19. Photo: Observer/Pappu


Narayanganj senior judicial magistrate court sent Abdul Gafur, president of Narayanganj Baitus Salat Jam'e Mosque, to jail on Saturday afternoon.

Magistrate Mohammad Miltan Hossain gave the order.

Earlier, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police arrested Abdul Gafur in a case filed over an explosion at the mosque on September 4 that left 34 people dead with multiple burn injuries.

Gafur, 55, was arrested from in front of his house at Tolla Rail Line area in the city around 10pm on Friday.

Md Nasir Uddin Ahmed, superintendent of Narayanganj CID police, said Abdul Gafur was arrested for his negligence.

Gafur Mia has been the president of the mosque since long before the blast. He knew about the gas leakages in the mosque.

Despite that he did not take any action and think of the safety of the life of the devotees.

Moreover, the mosque used the illegal connection of electricity.

With this, a total of 12 persons have, so far, been arrested in the case till today.

A massive explosion at Baitus Salat Jam'e Mosque in Paschim Talla area of Fatulla under Narayanganj Sadar upazila on September 4 left  37 injured. Of them, 34 people died.

Meanwhile, three separate probe bodies were formed by the Fire Service and Civil Defence, Titas Gas authorities and the district administration in connection with the incident.

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