B’desh police arrest owner of collapsed building

  • Agencies, Dhaka
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  • Updated: Apr 29, 2013 00:27 IST

The owner of the Bangladesh factory building that collapsed, killing more than 370 people, has been arrested while attempting to flee to India, police said.

Mohammed Sohel Rana, a leader of the ruling Awami League’s youth front, was arrested on Sunday by the elite Rapid Action Battalion in the Bangladesh border town of Benapole, Dhaka district police chief Habibur Rahman told Reuters.

Police had put border authorities on alert and arrested his wife in an attempt to bring him out of hiding.

Speaking near the site of the wreckage of Rana Plaza, which housed several factories making low-cost garments for Western retailers, junior minister for local government Jahangir Kabir Nanak told reporters that Rana would be brought to Dhaka by helicopter.

On Saturday, police had detained the owners of two factories in the building along with two engineers who had been involved in issuing building permits.


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