Rana to be named in case: ACC

Ahammad Foyez

Sohel Rana, son of Rana Plaza owners, will be included in the charge sheet as one of the main accused in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission, for his alleged involvement in tampering with the construction of the collapsed building.
The commission investigation found two witnesses who confirmed that Rana actually controlled the construction of the building while his parents were nominal owners of the building, an ACC director told New Age on Sunday.
He said the commission also asked the investigator to submit the charge sheet to the commission, within this week, after including Rana’s name.
The ACC on June 15 filed a case against 17 people in total, including Rana Plaza owners Abdul Khalek and Morjina Begum, parents of Sohel Rana, and Savar municipality mayor Refayet Ullah, with Savar model police station.
At the time, the ACC said it would include Rana’s name in the charge sheet if witnesses confirmed his involvement with the construction.
According to the ACC findings, Savar municipality gave permission for the extension of the Plaza to 10-storey, though the municipality had no authority to give approval beyond six-storey.
Rana Plaza collapsed in Savar on April 24, 2013 killing 1,138 people – most of them were female garment workers.
The ACC also found that though the owners had only got approval for setting up a shopping mall, it was used to house RMG factories.

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