A team of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday pressed charges against 29 people in connection with the Narayanganj mosque blast case, which claimed the lives of 34 people.
CID, Narayanganj team submitted the chrgesheet before Narayanganj court in the evening, said Nasir Uddin, Special superintendent of Police of CID, Narayanganj.
The accused are—Abdul Gafur Mia, 60, president of the mosque managing committee, Samsuddin Sardar,60, Shamsu Sardar, 57, Shawkat Ali, 50, Asim Uddin, 50, Jahangir Alam, 40, Shafiqul Islam Ujjal, 45, Naim Sardar, 27, Tanvir Ahmed, 45, Al Amin, 35, Alamgir Shikdar, 35, Am Amin, 45, Siraj Hawladar, 55, Newaz Mia, 55, Najir Hossain, 56, Abul Kashem, 45, Abdul Malek, 55, Manirul, 55, Swapan Mia, 38, Aslam Ali, 42, Ali Tajam, 55, Quaiyum, 38, Mamun Mia, 38, Delwar Hossain, Bashir Ahmed, 28, Rimel, 32, Arifur Rahman, 30, Mobarak Hossain, 40 and Raihanul Islam, 36.
The eight officials of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd will be included in the chargesheet after getting approval from higher authorities concerned, he said.
On September 4, some 40 people suffered burn injuries as all the air conditioners of the mosque exploded during Esha prayers in Fatullah, Narayanganj.
Locals said the incident took place around 8:45 pm at Baitus Salam Mosque when the devotees had just finished their prayers. An air conditioner went off and sparked a fire inside the mosque.
A total of six ACs ultimately exploded there, leaving the 40 devotees injured. Of them, 37 were taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital in critical condition.
34 people have died in this connection.
A case has been filed with Fatullah Model Thana for negligence over blast at the Baitul Salam Jame Mosque in Sadar upazila.
Police arrested 11 people, including eight officials of Titas, in this connection.
Four probe bodies have been formed to look into the incident.