Banani FR Tower fire: High Court stays bail of 3 accused

Sun Online Desk

5th November, 2019 04:40:42 printer

Banani FR Tower fire: High Court stays bail of 3 accused

High Court (HC) on Tuesday stayed bail of three accused in a case filed for forgery over the design of 23-storey FR Tower in Dhaka’s Banani.

The court also asked the accused to surrender before the lower court concerned in seven days.

The accused are FR Tower land owner Syed Md Hossain Imam Faruque, Rajuk’s former inspector Md Aurangzeb Siddique Nannu and its former deputy director (estate) Md Sawkat Ali.

A Dhaka court granted them bail in August and September in connection with the forgery case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam came up with the order today after holding hearing three separate bail petitions filed by the ACC challenging the lower court order.

Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan appeared for the ACC and Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state.

A total of 26 people were killed and 73 others were injured in the fire that quickly engulfed the 22-storey building on Road-17 at Kamal Ataturk Avenue area in Banani. Banani Police Box in-charge sub-inspector Milton Dutta filed the case on March 30 with Banani Police Station.

Police made Tasvir Ul Islam, one of the owners of FR Tower, SMHI Faruque, the land owner of the building, and Rupayan Group chairman Liyakat Ali Khan Mukul, accused in the case.

They have been blamed for collusion in causing loss of lives and properties with evil intention, causing loss of lives, severe injuries and damage to properties in fire caused by severe negligence, in the case.