A Dhaka court has fixed August 29 for delivering the verdict in a case filed against Rana plaza owner Sohel Rana for not submitting wealth statement to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Judge KM Imrul Kayes of Dhaka Special Judges Court 6 fixed the date on Tuesday after completion of argument hearing from both prosecution and defence sides in the case.
The trial against Rana began on March 23 after the court framed charges against him in the case filed by ACC Deputy Director Mahbubul Alam.
The deputy director had filed the case with Ramna police station on May 20, 2015.
On April 1, 2015, the ACC sent a notice to a senior jail superintendent of Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur where Rana remained detained to convey the message to him (Rana) that the ACC asked him to submit his wealth statement to it within ACC-stipulated time.
On April 26, 2015, Rana sent back the notice without giving any information of his wealth statement. On behalf of Rana, his wife made a plea before the ACC seeking more time for submitting the wealth statement.
The commission rejected the appeal on May 18, 2015 and approved filing a non-submission case.
According to the ACC inquiry report, Rana built two commercial buildings — Rana Plaza and Rana Tower — in Savar with ill-gotten money. He also has a five-storey residential building in Savar.
On April 28, 2013, Rana was arrested from Benapole while he was trying to flee to India.
At least 1,136 people were killed in the Rana Plaza collapse on April 24, 2013.
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