Arrest warrant against Rana’s mother, 5 others

New Age Online

A court in Dhaka on Wednesday issued a warrant for the arrest of six people, including Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana’s mother, in a case filed for violating the building code under the Building Construction Act in connection with the garment factory collapse.
Senior judicial magistrate Md Shahinoor Rahman passed the order after accepting the charge sheet in the case, United News of Bangladesh reports.
The accused got arrest warrant are Rana’s mother Marjina Begum, chief executive officer of Savar municipality Uttam Kumer Roy, former engineer of Savar municipality Mahbubur Rahman, urban planner of the municipality Farzana Islam, Md Mahbubul Alam and Nantu Contractor.
The court asked Savar thana police to submit a report over their arrest by August 18.
Meanwhile, the court refused to take congnisance of the charge sheet in another case filed for killing people after the incident.
Public prosecutor Anwarul Kabir said the court denied accepting the charge sheet as names of four government officials were dropped from the charge sheet.
The court asked the investigation officer of the case to include the names of the four government officials in the charge sheet after taking approval from the labour and the LGRD ministry.
It fixed August 18 for issuing an order on the charge sheet in the murder case.
On June 1, over two years after the Rana Plaza tragedy, the Criminal Investigation Department of police pressed charges against 42 people, including Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana, in the two cases filed over the garment factory collapse.
Sohel Rana’s father Abdul Khalek and mother Marjina Begum and 12 government officials were among the charge-sheeted accused.
Besides, 594 people were shown as witnesses in the killing case besides 135 in another case.
Of the total 41 accused, 25 remained fugitive while 16 are in jail now in the killing case.
On April 24, 2013, Rana Plaza building collapsed in Savar on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka. A total of 1,129 people were killed and some 2,515 injured in the building collapse.
RAJUK on that day had filed a case with Savar police station against Sohel Rana for violating the Bangladesh National Building Code.
Police also filed a case accusing six people, including Sohel Rana, on April 25 of committing murders.
Police arrested Sohel Rana on April 28, 2013.

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