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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has ordered the demolition of the Gulshan Shopping Centre, located in Dhaka’s Gulshan-1.
A five-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, handed down the verdict upholding a High Court order due to a lack of fire safety in the building, on Monday, according to local news portals.
On May 28 last year, Fire Service and Civil Defence officials visited the shopping centre and found 10 fire hazards in the building.
In July, two companies named ‘Bani Chitra’ and ‘Chalchchitra’ filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking demolition orders for the shopping mall.
On August 13, Justice Md Atabullah’s bench issued a directive to Dhaka North City Corporation, the capital development authority, and others to demolish the building. Later, shop owners filed a petition challenging the High Court order.