Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rana on fresh remand

Sohel Rana, owner of the collapsed high rise Rana Plaza, was placed on fresh remand for 12 days yesterday in two cases for illegal possession of a firearm and drugs.
The accused, now on 15-day remand, is being grilled in two other cases.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Taiyabul Hasan placed Rana on police remand for seven days in the arms case and five days in the drugs case, said Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Dhamrai Police Station.
The two cases were filed with the police station after detectives of Dhaka district recovered a pistol, five bullets and five bottles of phensedyl from Rana’s brickfield at Dhamrai on May 5.
Law enforcers arrested Rana from Benapole of Jessore on April 28, four days after his nine-storey building caved in, causing huge casualties.