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ACC to seek statement from Rana’s father

Update : 10 Feb 2014, 09:53 AM

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is set to serve a notice to Abdul Khalek, father of Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana, asking him to provide his wealth statements in connection with an inquiry into Sohel’s wealth.

The ACC made the approval of serving the notice during its Sunday meeting, a member of the probe committee told the Dhaka Tribune.

On April 28 of last year, the ACC formed the probe body headed by Deputy Director M Mafidul Islam.

The probe team on May 15 submitted the preliminary report to the ACC recommending it to serve separate notices to Sohel Rana and his father Abdul Khalek under the Section 26(1) of the ACC Act-2004, asking them to submit their wealth statements.

According to the High Court ruling, the ACC cannot serve notices to anyone in jail.

If notices are served to people under such circumstance they can challenge the legality of the notice and file a writ with the HC, causing more delay in the process.

Sohel Rana is now in jail but his father Abdul Khalek received bail earlier in the cases and is currently out of incarceration.

Rana Plaza, an eight-storey building in Savar, collapsed on April 28 of last year during which at least 1131 people were killed and 2438 left injured. 

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