Probe report in FR Tower design forgery case Oct 13

DHAKA, A court here today set October 13 to submit

probe report in a case lodged against 23 persons over alleged forgery in the

design of FR Tower, a high-rise in capital's Banani area.

Today was fixed for submitting the report, but investigation officer

(IO) and Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) deputy director Abu Bakar Siddique

failed to submit the report today.

Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge KM Imrul Qayes then set the new date.

A total of 27 people were killed and 70 others were injured in a

devastating fire that engulfed the building on March 28. The matter of design

forgery came into light as concerned officials were probing the fire

incident.

ACC filed two cases against 23 people, including plot owners Engineer

SMHI Faruk, one of the owners of the building Tasvir Ul Islam, for their

alleged involvement in design forgery and illegally extending FR Tower beyond

the permitted number of floors.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha