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10 among Rana, his parents indicted over graft

DHAKA, May 21, 2017 (BSS) - A court here today indicted Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza, his parents and seven others in a case filed against them on charge of acquiring illegal wealth beyond known sources of income.

Judge M Atoar Rahman of the Special Court of Dhaka Division framed the charges against them in the case. They however pleaded not guilty and demanded justice.

The court also fixed July 5 for hearing to initiate the trial and also dropped names of eight other accused from the charge sheet as their involvements in the corruption were not proved.

All the accused except Sohel Rana are on the bail.

Earlier on May 20, 2015, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case with Ramna Police Station accusing Sohel Rana and 17 others.

ACC filed the case after getting illegal wealth of Sohel Rana through inquiry that had started soon after the collapse of Rana Plaza at Savar, on the outskirts of the capital city, on April 24 in 2013.

Law enforcers arrested Sohel Rana on April 29, 2013.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)