HC rejects Rana Plaza owner’s bail plea in graft case

The High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail petition filed by Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana who was earlier sentenced to three years imprisonment for not submitting wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

The single HC bench of Justice Abu Bakar Siddiquee, however, accepted his appeal petition for hearing that was filed against three years imprisonment handed down by lower court in the corruption case.

ACC counsel Khurshid Alam Khan said the court accepted the appeal filed the Rana Plaza owner for hearing but rejected his bail petition in the same case.

On August 29, a court here sentenced Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana to three years imprisonment in a case filed for not submitting wealth statement to the ACC.

The court also fined Rana Tk 50,000, in default, he will have to serve three months more in jail.

After the collapse of Rana Plaza building in 2013 deputy director of ACC Md Mahbubul Alam filed the case with Ramna Police Station on May 20

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