A Dhaka court today took into cognisance the charge sheet in the murder case filed over Rana Plaza collapse that killed over a thousand people in April 2013.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Al Amin accepted Criminal Investigation Department’s (CID) charge sheet against 41 including prime accused Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana.
Among the accused, Rana is in jail, 16 are on bail and the rest 24 are absconding.
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The court also issued arrest warrant against the absconding 24 today and asked authorities to submit a report of compliance in this regard on January 27, 2016.
CID submitted the charge sheet on June 1 in the case filed with Savar Model Police Station.
Over 1,100 people died when multistoried Rana Plaza, housing mostly garment factories, crashed in Savar’s Ashulia – what was the worst industrial disaster in a century.
Most of the dead were garment workers who toiled day and night stitching clothes for global brands.