Tuba Group owner to be released in few days as he got bail before Eid, says minister

New Age Online

The state minister for labour and employment, Mujibul Haque Chunnu, on Thursday said that Tuba Group owner Delwar Hossain had obtained bail from the High Court and hoped that he might be released from jail on Sunday or Monday.
Tuba Group owner Delwar got bail before the Eid. I hope, the ongoing problems [over the workers’ dues] will be resolved after he is releases from jail on Sunday or Monday,’ the minister told New Age on Thursday night.
Delwar, also the owner of Tazreen Fashions where at least 117 workers died in a deadly fire because of negligence on the part of owners in 2012, was arrested in the Tazreen fire case.
Workers of five units of the Tuba Group were on huger strike for the fourth consecutive day demanding payment of their arrears, wage and festival allowance since Monday.
Rumours, meanwhile, spread among the hunger striking garment workers on Thursday that the Tuba Group owner Delwar Hossain was released on bail but the authorities concerned said he was still in Dhaka Central Jail.
Laili Begum, mother-in-law of Delwar Hossain, who was confined by the agitating workers, told New Age that she heard Delwar had obtained bail on the last working day (Sunday) before the Eid.
‘As it was the last working day, Delwar could not be freed from jail due to some procedural complexities and he would be freed any day,’ she said.

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