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FR Tower fire: ACC files 2 cases against 23 over corruption

  • Published at 02:25 pm June 25th, 2019
FR Tower should be a warning to us all
File photo: Civil Defence officials try to extinguish the fire at FR Tower Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Twenty-three individuals have been accused of corruption regarding the fire

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed two cases over violations of the law in approving the design and construction of the FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani.

ACC Deputy Director Abu Bakar Siddiqui, who stood plaintiff in this regard, filed both the cases—with the ACC's coordinated district office Dhaka 1—on Tuesday.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Md Ibrahim, ACC deputy director, said: "We have filed two cases over corruption regarding the FR Tower fire incident.

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"A total of 23 individuals have been accused of corruption in the two cases."

Among the total 23 accused are: Md Hossain Imam Faruq, FR Tower owner; Liaquat Ali Khan Mukul, Rupayan Housing chairman; Md Humayun Khadem, former Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) chairman; and Saidur Rahman, former Rajuk chief engineer.

On March 28, the deadly fire in the FR Tower claimed the lives of 26 people and injured more than 70.

Multiple probe committees were formed to investigate the incident and determine the ones responsible for the design malpractice that ended up killing and injuring so many.