Sohel Rana placed on 5-day remand again

News - Sohel Rana placed on 5-day remand again
A Dhaka court on Monday placed Sohel Rana, the owner of the collapsed Rana Plaza, on a fresh five-day remand in a case filed under the Building Construction Act.Senior Judicial Magistrate Tayebul Hasan passed the order when Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police produced him before his court seeking remand.

CID assistant police super Bijoy Krishna produced the Rana Plaza owner, who is on a 13-day remand in three other cases, before the court with a seven-day remand prayer.

After hearing, the court granted five days’ remand.

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) filed the case for violating building code with Savar Police Station on April 25, a day after the eight-storey Rana Plaza came down crashing on April 24 that left 1,127 people dead.

On May 15, two Dhaka courts placed Sohel Rana on a 13-day remand in three cases.

The three cases -– one under the Narcotics Control Act, another under the Arms Act and the third one for murder -– were filed against Sohel Rana after the building collapse.

The Rana Plaza owner was taken on another 15-day remand in two cases, including the one filed for violating the building code, on April 29.

On April 28, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Sohel Rana along with his two associates from Benapole in Jessore, foiling his bid to flee to India.

The death toll from the disastrous Rana Plaza collapse stood at 1,127.

A total of 2,438 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza. Of them, 12 died at different hospitals.

Source: UNB Connect

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