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POST TIME: 18 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Three sent to jail in FR Tower design forgery case
BSS, Dhaka

Three sent to jail in FR Tower design forgery case

A Dhaka court yesterday sent three accused in a case lodged against 23 persons over alleged forgery in the design of FR Tower, a high-rise in capital’s Banani area, to jail. The accused are: lessee of the land Syed Md Hossain Imam Faruk, former RAJUK officials – Md Aorangjeb Siddique Nannu and Muhammad Shaokat Ali. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh passed the order as the three surrendered before the court and pleaded for bail.
The High Court on November 5 scrapped their bail and asked them to surrender before lower court within seven days. A total of 27 people were killed and 70 others were injured in a devastating fire that engulfed the building on March 28. The matter of design forgery came into light as officials concerned were probing the fire incident. ACC filed two cases against 23 people for their alleged involvement in design forgery and illegally extending FR Tower beyond the permitted number of floors.