Bangladesh arrests owners over deadly factory fire

AP News
Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:32 AM

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh have arrested two owners of a garment factory where a fire killed seven workers last weekend.

Police were questioning the two men Thursday after a court placed them on a two-day remand. Smart Export Garment Ltd. Chairman Sharif Ahmed and managing director Zakir Ahmed face charges of negligence and murder, and a police case has been filed against the duo and another official.

Garment industry workers and labor rights groups had demanded the arrest of the owners for their alleged negligence.

The fire occurred just two months after a blaze killed 112 workers in another factory.