CID asked to explain failure to submit Rana plaza probe report
A Dhaka court issued a show cause notice asking the CID to explain why they failed to submit a probe report before it by today in two cases filed over the Rana Plaza collapse that killed 1,132 people and injured many more.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Kazi Shahidul Islam asked Bijoy Krishna Kar, an assistant superintendent of police of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), to submit the report by December 24.
During today's hearing, 14 out of 22 accused including the building owner Sohel Rana, now in jail, were produced before the court.
Eight others, who were granted bail from the High Court, were present before the court today.
Earlier on October 24, the same trial court directed the CID to submit the probe report by today (November 24).
The two cases were filed with Savar Police Station following the collapse of Rana Plaza.
Helaluddin, an authorised officer of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk), filed a case against the building owner for the structural fault found at the building and constructing the structure using substandard materials and violating building code.
Wali Ashraf, a sub-inspector of Savar Police Station, filed the other case also against Rana, his father Abdul Khalek and the owners of the five garments housed in the building for loss of lives and damages.
The nine-storey building that housed five readymade garment factories, a branch of Brac Bank and a shopping complex, caved in on April 24 killing1,132 people,mostly garment workers.