Rana Plaza owner’s bail stayed till July 10


The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC)

today stayed the High Court verdict that granted bail to Sohel Rana, owner of

Rana Plaza which collapsed for faulty structure killing more than one

thousand lives, till July 10.

At the same time, the apex court fixed July 10 for the hearing of the leave

to appeal brought by the state party against the bail.

Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique came up with the order after holding a

short hearing on the bail.

Earlier, Rana secured a bail from the High Court on April 6.

On April 24, 2013, at least 1,136 people were killed and 2,500 were injured

when the 10-storied building (Rana Plaza) in Savar collapsed.

On April 29 the same year, Sohel Rana was arrested from Benapole in Jashore

while fleeing to India.

A case was filed against him for violating building construction rules which

caused death and injury of more than two thousand people.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha