4 garment owners denied bail
A Dhaka court yesterday rejected bail and sent to jail four owners of garment factories housed in Rana Plaza that collapsed on April 24, killing at least 1,131 people.
They are Anisur Rahman, chairman of Ether Tex; Aminul Islam, chairman of Phantom Apparels Ltd and Phantom Tack Ltd; Bazlus Samad Adnan, chairman of New Wave Buttons; and Mahbubur Rahman Tapash, managing director of the factory.
The court passed the order after they were produced before it on completion of their two-day remand.
Bijoy Krishna Kar, assistant superintendent of police of the Criminal Investigation Department and also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, in his forwarding report said he had collected important information about their involvement with the incident.
So they need to be confined in jail until the investigation of the case completes, the IO added.
Samad, Aminul and Tapash were arrested on April 27 while Anisur on April 28.
Meanwhile, four accomplices of Sohel Rana, owner of Rana Plaza, were placed on a four-day remand on Wednesday and were being interrogated.
Police have so far arrested 19 people, including, Sohel Rana, and his father Abul Khalek.