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HC issues rule on why Rana Plaza owner should not get bail

The High Court (HC) on Monday issued a rule seeking explanation as to why Sohel Rana, the owner of the ill-fated Rana Plaza that collapsed in the deadliest incident ever in the history of should not get bail in a murder case filed over Rana Plaza tragedy that had claimed 1,134 lives.


The bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md Badruzzaman issued the rule after hearing a bail plea filed by Sohel.


Advocate Sajjad Chowdhury stood for Sohel Rana while Dr Md Bashir Ullah represented the state.


The HC was concerned that no deposition of witness have been recorded in the murder case so far, despite the chargesheet submitted in 2015, said Md Bashir.


Rana is the owner of Rana Plaza, a multi-storey building which collapsed in April 2013, killing at least 1,134 people, mostly readymade garment workers and injuring over 2,000 others.


The ACC accused him of amassing Tk 2.54 crore illegally in a case filed with Savar police.


Source: United News of Bangladesh