The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday interrogated Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha authorised officer Nuruzzaman Jahir over his alleged involvement in irregularities in the construction process of the capital’s 23-storey FR Tower where a deadly fire killed 26 people last month.
The commission deputy director M Abu Bakar Siddique interrogated the Rajuk official at the interrogation cell at the commission headquarters for several hours, said ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattcharjee.
Earlier the commission officer collected some documents from nine government authorities.
The authorities are: Rajuk, Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh, Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence, Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, Department of Environment, Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Dhaka North City Corporation and Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company.
On April 3, the commission began the inquiry in response to a complaint filed against some people including the FR Tower owners SMHI Faruque Hossain, Liakat Ali Khan Mukul and Tasvirul Islam.
Faruque was the owner of the building’s land, Liakat the chairman of Rupayan Group that built the tower and Tasvir the chairman and managing director of Qausem Industries housed in the tower.
Faruque and Tasvir are now in police custody after they have been arrested in a case filed by the police over the incident while the police claimed that Liakat Ali fled the country following the devastating fire.
On March 31, Faruque and Tasvir were remanded in police custody for seven days for interrogation in the case filed with the Banani police station.
Earlier on March 30, Banani police box in-charge sub-inspector Milton Dutta filed the case against Faruque, Tasvir and Liakat for causing deaths and damage by fire due to negligence, among other charges.
A deadly fire in the capital’s FR Tower on March 28 killed 26 people and injured around 100 others.
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