Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Thursday said no one will be spared involved in Wednesday night’s incident in Godaraghat of Mirpur area where a tea seller caught fire from his kerosene stove.“ We always take action against responsible person when we confirmed about his involvement after inquiry,” the Home Minister told reporters when his attention was drawn about Wednesday’s night incident at Tejgaon Adarsha School and College in the city.
We do not spare any body whoever he is—police, police source or any powerful person. We will take appropriate step after inquiry, the Home Minister assured.
When he was asked whether image of police has been tarnishing following some recent incidents, including the Wednesday;s night Shah Ali incident, the Home Minister replied Negative.
“Of course not. I think image of police has been increasing as they are doing well,’ he added.
Earlier the Home Minister addressed the annual prize giving ceremony at Tejgaon Adarsha School and College as the chief guest.
Director general of Fire Service and Civil Defense Brig Gen Ali Ahmed Khan, chairman of the school’s governing body Md Shafiuallah Shafi and Dr Dibalok Singh also addressed the function as special guests. Principal of school Abdul Mannan chaird the function.
Tea seller Babul Mattabr, 45, was received sever burn injuries after a member of Shah Ali thana police allegedly hit the cooker as he reportedly failed to pay demanded money at Gudaraghat area on Wednesday night.
However, officer-in-charge of the police station Shahin Mondal denied the allegation after the incident saying that Babul had a scuffle with a police informant, Delwar. At one stage of the fight, the kerosene stove fell onto the tea seller and the fire originated.
The tea seller Babul was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital soon after the incident and he succumbed to his injuries on Thursday afternoon.