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ACC sues Rana Plaza owner over TK25cr undeclared wealth

  • Published at 10:24 pm January 1st, 2018
ACC sues Rana Plaza owner over TK25cr undeclared wealth
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case against Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana for amassing wealth disproportionate to his known source of income. ACC Deputy Director Md Mahbubul Alam had filed the case with Savar model police station on Sunday night, alleging that Rana amassed wealth ammounting to Tk25,443,793 beyond his known source of income, confirmed the police station's Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohsinul Kadir. According to the case statement, the tax return submitted by Rana in 2012-2013 fiscal year showed that he had Tk178,953 deposited in a bank. However, ACC investigators found evidence that he had deposits amounting to Tk2,780,000 in three other bank accounts. Moreover, he declared the cost of construction of the Rana Tower in the Savar Bazar Road area to be Tk13,086,6594, whereas investigators assessed it to be TK35,928,594.
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Earlier on August 29, 2017, a Dhaka court sentenced Rana plaza owner Sohel Rana to three years imprisonment in a case filed for not submitting his wealth statement to the ACC. On April 1, 2015, the ACC sent a notice to a senior jail superintendent of Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur, where Rana was detained, asking him to inform Rana that the ACC had asked him to submit his wealth statement. On April 26, 2015, Rana sent back the notice without giving any information on his wealth statement. On behalf of Rana, his wife made a plea before the ACC seeking more time to submit the wealth statement. The commission rejected the appeal on May 18, 2015, and approved the filing of a non-submission case. On April 28, 2013, Rana was arrested from Benapole while he was trying to flee to India. At least 1,136 people were killed in the Rana Plaza collapse on April 24, 2013.