Eight suspended officials and staffers of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Co Ltd have been arrested over the blast in a Narayanganj mosque which has claimed 32 lives so far.
The arrestees are manager of Fatullah Zone Mohammad Sirajul Islam, deputy manager Mahmudur Rahman Rabbi, and assistant engineers SM Hasan Shahriar and Manik Mia, senior supervisor Moniobur Rahman Chowdhury, senior developer Md Ayub Ali, and assistants Hanif Mia and Ismail Prodhan.
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested them for interrogation, Mainul Hasan, deputy inspector general (DIG) of CID’s Dhaka Range, said during a press briefing held at the Narayanganj CID headquarters on Saturday.
Earlier on September 7, the authorities of Titas Gas suspended the officials and staffers in connection with the blast.
On September 4, more than 50 people, including women and children, were injured in an explosion during the Isha prayers at the Baitus Salat Jame Mosque in West Talla.
BDST: 1324 HRS, SEP 19, 2020