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Arrest warrant against Rana's mother, 5 others

  • Published at 09:29 am July 8th, 2015

A Dhaka court has issued arrest warrant against six people, including Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana's mother, in a case filed under the Building Construction Act.

Dhaka Session Judicial Magistrate Mohammad Shahin Rahman passed the order on Wednesday afternoon, accepting the charge sheet in the case.

Sohel's mother Morzena Begum, former chief executive officer of Savar municipality Uttom Kumar Rai, former engineer Mahbubur Rahman and three others have been named in the warrant.

The court fixed August 18 for the submission of the execution report of the arrest warrant.

The court did not accept the charge sheet submission regarding the murder case filed over the incident of Rana Plaza collapse as the names of four accused were not included in it.

The names were not included in the charge sheet as the ministry concerned did not give permission to include the names of the accused government officials in the charge sheet.

The court also ordered the ministry concerned to give the permission to include the names of the accused government officials in the charge sheet.

At least 1,135 people were killed and over 2,500 people were injured in the deadliest building collapse in the country’s history on April 24, 2013.

Two cases were filed over the incident – one under criminal code while the other under building construction act.

A day after the collapse, Rajuk official Helaluddin filed a case against Sohel Rana, owner of Rana Plaza, for structural flaws in the building and for constructing it with sub-standard materials and also for violation of building code.

The other cases were filed by Savar police and the family of a victim against Rana, his father and owners of the five factories housed in the building.