Rana Plaza collapse: 4 factory owners on fresh remand

A Dhaka court on Sunday placed the owners of four garment factories housed in the collapsed Rana Plaza on a four-day fresh remand in a murder case.Senior Judicial Magistrate Tayebul Hasan passed the order when Criminal Investigation Department (CID) produced them before his court with a remand prayer.

CID assistant police super Bijoy Krishna Khar, also the investigative officer of the case, produced the garment factor owners before the court seeking seven days’ remand for them. On the other hand, their lawyer filed a bail petition.

After hearing, the court placed them on four days’ remand rejecting the bail petition.

Those remanded are Anisur Rahman, chairman of Eather Tec; Aminul Islam, chairman of Phantom Apparels and Phantom Tec; Bazlus Samad Adnan, chairman of New Wave Apparels; and Mahmudur Rahman Tapash, managing director of New Wave Bottoms Limited.

Tapash and Adnan were arrested on April 27 while Aminul on April 28 and Anisur on April 29 in two cases filed after the eight-storey building came down crashing on April 24 that left 1,129 people dead.

Earlier, Dhaka Bar Association announced that they would not stand for any of the accused in the Rana Plaza cases.

Sub-inspector Wali Ashraf Khan filed the murder case on April 25 with Savar Police Station. (Source: UNB)

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