Dhaka, March 3 -- Dhaka's development authority has revealed that it took action five years ago against Green Cozy Cottage, the building which was blazed through by a massive fire on Bailey Road last week.

The owners were sent a notice first for constructing unauthorised parts and not taking occupancy certificate in 2019, Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha's Chief Town Planner Md Ashraful Islam said on Sunday.

RAJUK then razed down the illegal parts of the building on Feb 26 that year, he said.

An occupancy certificate is required to start using a building after construction. The certificate aims to ensure that the building is constructed properly and safe for use.

The revelation came amid intense criticisms of RAJUK and other government a...