The confessional statements of the three suspects arrested for assisting Sohel Rana in his attempted escape have been recorded on Thursday.
The three suspects are Anil Das, Shah Alam Mithu and Abul Hasan. They have been indicted under the penal code on a case filed by Wali Ashraf Khan, sub inspector, Savar police station.
Detective Branch Inspector Mir Shahin Shah Parvez produced the three accused before the Chief Judicial Magistrate with a prayer for recording confessional statement.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Ismail Hossain, assigned Senior Judicial Magistrate Tayabul Hasan to record the confessional statement.
Senior Judicial Magistrate recorded the confessional statement in his chamber and sent them to jail.
The court recorded their statement from 3.00pm to 4.45pm.
Additional Public Prosecutor of concern Court, Anowarul Kabir Babul, while speaking to the Dhaka Tribune, informed that the accused confessed that they helped Rana in his escapade to India.
Hasan, sheltered Rana in his village home at Hoglakandi, sadar upazila of Faridpur on his way to Benapole. Anil Das is a lentil trader from Benapol.
Shaha Alam Mithu said that they helped Rana escape to India but they did not know about the incident that occurred in Savar. Rana took shelter in Mithu’s Benapol house.
Meanwhile, the court on April 29, had remanded Sohel Rana for 15 days and Anisur Rahman, chairman of Ether Tex Limited, one of the five garment factories which operated from Rana Plaza, for 12 days.
On the same day, the court remanded Shah Alam Mithu and Anil Das for five days. Abul Hasan was remanded on May 1 under the same case.
Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha officer Md. Helal Uddin filed the case against Rana for breaching the building construction laws on April 24.
On the same day, Savar police sub-inspector Wali Ashraf Khan filed another case against Rana, also a local Juba League leader, his father Abdul Khalek and the owners of the garment factories for causing loss of lives and damages.