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2 RMG owners arrested

Update : 27 Apr 2013, 03:06 AM

Two of the owners of five readymade garment factories housed in the collapsed Rana Plaza in Savar were arrested on surrender.

Earlier, garment owners Mahmudur Rahman Taposh and Bazlus Samad Adnan surrendered to police yesterday.

State Minister for Home Advocate Shamsul Haque Tuku made the disclosure while visiting the collapsed building yesterday midnight.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday ordered the law enforcement agencies to arrest Sohel Rana, owner of Rana Plaza, and the owners of five garment factories which were housed in that building.

“The prime minister has ordered the top officials of the law enforcement agencies to arrest the owners of Rana Plaza and the garment factories operating in the building immediately,” Mahbubul Haque Shakil, a special assistant (media) to the prime minister told the Dhaka Tribune.

Over 300 people, mostly female garment workers, were killed while more than 2,500 were injured as the eight-storey Rana Plaza collapsed on Wednesday in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital.

The workers who were rescued from the building claimed that the officials of the garment factories forced them to join work on Wednesday although they refused at first to enter the factories after seeing the cracks which had developed in the building on Tuesday.  

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