• Monday, July 28, 2014

Two accused in Rana Plaza cases get bail

Star Business Report

The High Court yesterday granted six months' bail to the chairman and managing director of New Wave Buttons, a garment factory housed in Rana Plaza that collapsed in April last year.
They were accused in two cases filed in connection with the building collapse that left 1,135 dead.
Bazlus Samad Adnan and Mahmudur Rahman got the bail after they filed separate petitions.  
Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha and the police filed the cases with Savar Model Police Station on April 24 and 25 last year for constructing the building violating rules and for the negligence of the owners of the building and the factories it housed.
The HC bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed granted the bail.
SM Rezaul Karim, a lawyer for the accused, said there is no legal bar on his clients' release from jail following the HC order.
Another accused Abdul Khalek, father of the building owner Sohel Rana, has earlier got bail in the cases and he is now out of jail, Karim said, adding that the cases were filed under such sections of the law that permit the court to grant bail. However, Sohel Rana is in jail now.

Published: 12:00 am Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Last modified: 4:19 pm Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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