Narayanganj mosque committee president arrested



The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police have arrested Abdul Gafur, president of Narayanganj Baitus Salat Jam’e Mosque, in a case filed over an explosion there on September 4 that left 34 people dead.

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 and kept under their custody.

He said 12 persons have, so far, been arrested in the case till today. The charge sheet of the case will be submitted within a week.

A massive explosion at Baitus Salat Jam’e Mosque in Paschim Talla area of Fatulla under Narayanganj Sadar upazila on September 4 left 34 people dead.

Meanwhile, three separate probe bodies have been formed by the Fire Service and Civil Defence, Titas gas authorities and the district administration in the incident.

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