DHAKA, Bangladesh – A court in Bangladesh's capital has indicted two owners of a garment factory and 11 others for homicide over a 2012 fire that killed 112 workers.
Delwar Hossain and his wife Mahmuda Akter, the owners of the Tazreen Fashions Ltd., pleaded not guilty to the charges, which were read by District Judge S.M. Kuddus Zaman in Dhaka on Thursday.
Prosecutor Mizanur Rahman says the judge also indicted 11 others in the case involving the factory that produced clothing for big retailers including WalMart. Three of the accused are at large.
The trial will begin Oct. 1.
Bangladesh earns about $25 billion a year from garment exports, mainly to the United States and Europe.