HC rejects bail plea of owners of factories housed in Rana Plaza

New Age Online

The High Court on Sunday rejected a bail petition filed by Aminul Islam, one of the three owners of four garment factories which were set up in Rana Plaza which collapsed in April 2013.
The vacation bench of Justice Quamrul Islam Siddiqui and Justice Amir Hossain refused Aminul’s bail petition moved by Supreme Court lawyer AM Amin Uddin.
Aminul, chairman of Phantom Apparels Ltd was among 17 others charged with corruption for erecting the 10-storied Rana Plaza building illegally and using the commercial space on industrial purpose. The building had an approval for five-storie.
The building that housed four apparel factories collapsed on April 24, 2013, leaving at least 1,138 people killed and scores of others maimed or injured and many missing.
Arrested Aminul on April 28, 2013, he was implicated in the corruption case on June 24, 2014.
The ACC lodged the case with the Savar police station against 18 people including Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana, his father and mother , and four garment owners—Aminul Islam, Anisur Rahman, the chairman of Ether Tex Limited, and Bazlus Samad, managing directors of New Wave Bottoms Ltd and the New Style Ltd.

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