The High Court yesterday rejected a petition seeking bail for Sohel Rana, owner of Rana Plaza which collapsed and caused death of at least 1,135 people in April 2013, in a corruption case filed on charges of irregularities in constructing the building.
The HC also directed the trial court concerned to finish the trial proceedings of the case in six months.
The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam came up with the directive after hearing a bail petition filed by Rana's wife Nurun Nahar Mitu.
Sohel Rana cannot be released from jail following the HC order, Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik told The Daily Star.
Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan appeared for the ACC while Advocate Mohammad Sajjad Ali Chowdhury argued for Sohel Rana.