Rana's father on 13-day remand
A Dhaka court on Tuesday remanded Abdul Khalek, father of Sohel Rana, owner of a collapsed building in Savar, for 13 days in two cases -- one filed for violating the building code, and the other for loss of lives and damages.
Khalek was arrested from Moghbazar in the capital on Monday.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Wasim Sheikh passed the order after the Detective Branch of police produced Khalek before him with a 20-day remand in the cases.
Wali Ashraf, a sub-inspector of Savar Police Station, filed the case against Rana, his father and the owners of the five garment factories based in the nine-story Rana Plaza for loss of lives and damages, hours after the collapse on April 24.
Helaluddin, an authorised officer of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk), filed another case against Rana and his father for the building’s structural fault and use of substandard materials and violation of building code.