President of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Saturday called for forming a judicial probe commission to ensure proper investigations into the recent deadly fire incidents.
In a statement, he also voiced deep concern over the fire incident at Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) kitchen market at Gulshan, just two days after a deadly fire in the city’s Banani area.
“Before the fire at Gulshan-1 kitchen market, many innocent people lost their lives in dangerous fire incident at Chawkbazar’s Churihatta and (FR Tower of) Banani. I call for forming a judicial investigation commission to look into the incidents,” the BDB chief said.
B Chowdhury, also a former president, said the administration should take proper steps to ensure fire safety based on the probe reports of a judicial commission.
He also said the government’s service-providing institutions, including Rajuk, Fire Service and city corporations, should also not approve the buildings that have not been constructed ensuring necessary fire-safety measures.
B Chowdhury urged the government to ensure due compensation for the relatives of those killed and for those suffered injuries in the fire incidents.
He conveyed deep sympathy to the family members and relatives of those killed and injured in the recent fire incidents.