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Dhaka Tribune

Rana placed on 15-day remand, father arrested

Update : 29 Apr 2013, 11:16 AM

A Dhaka court today placed Sohel Rana, the owner of a Savar building that collapsed Wednesday killing at least 381 people, under a 15-day police remand in two cases.

Along with Rana, the court also awarded Anisur Rahman, owner of Ether Tex Ltd, 13-day police remand in two cases and Anil Das and Shah Alam Mithu, Rana’s accomplices who had been helping Rana to flee the country, into five-day remand each in the same cases.

Earlier in the day, Detective Branch (DB) of Police produced Rana, Anisur, Anil, and Mithu before the court of Dhaka Judicial Magistrate Wasim Sheikh.

DB inspector Shahin Shah, also the investigation officer of the case, sought for 20-day remand against Sohel in two cases, 10-day remand against Anisur and five-day each for Anil and Mithu.

Meanwhile, untoward incidents took place in the court premises since lawyers of Dhaka Bar Association and people present verbally abused Rana’s counsellor, barrister Abu Musa Muhammad Arif.

Meanwhile earlier, detectives arrested Abdul Khalek, father of Sohel Rana from Ramna area this afternoon.

Confirming the news, Deputy Commissioner (media wing) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Masudur Rahman said a team of Detective Branch (DB) picked up Rana’s father Abdul Khalek, who was arrested in connection with a case filed against him, his son and owner of fiver garment factories housed in the collapsed Rana Plaza.

Wali Ashraf, a sub-inspector of Savar Police Station, filed the case on Thursday.



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