HC orders disposal of Rana Plaza tragedy case by 6-month

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

rana plazaDenying bail to Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana in a case filed over violation of the building code in construction of the building, the High Court on Tuesday directed the lower court to dispose of the case by six months, reports UNB.

The HC bench of justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and justice KM Hafizul Alam passed the order disposing of a rule issued earlier over Sohel Rana's bail in the case.

On 9 May 2016, the High Court issued the rule after Rana's wife filed an application on 18 April of the same year seeking his bail.

Deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state while Md Khurshid Alam Khan argued for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Md Sajjad Ali Chowdhury stood for the accused in the court.

On 24 April 2013, Rana Plaza, an illegally constructed building at Savar housing five garment factories, came down crashing, killing 1,175 people and injuring over 2,000 others.

ACC deputy assistant director SM Mofidul Islam filed the case on 15 June 2014 in connection with the violation of the building code in constructing the building.

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