Mohammad Sohel Rana, owner of multi-storey Rana Plaza at Savar, is shifting goods and valuables from his residence at Savar Bazar road since he went into hiding on Wednesday.
Police have so far failed to
arrest him despite orders from the Home Minister.
Rana escaped unhurt and
was taken away by local Awami League MP Talukdar Mohammad Towhid Jung Murad from
the basement of the building after Rana had gone there to visit the
No-one was seen at Rana’s residence on Thursday evening. But
several people who identified themselves as Rana’s staff were seen moving goods
from the house.
Asked where those were being taken, one of them said, “We
are not allowed to say that.”
They also said that they did not know about
the whereabouts of Rana and his family members including his father, Abdul
Khalek who was also accused in a case filed by police over the worst case of
building collapse in Bangladesh’s history.
However, a local Juba League
leader, asking not to be named, told bdnews24.com: “Rana is planning to flee the
Rana is the Senior Joint Convenor of Savar unit of Juba League,
ruling Awami League’s youth front.
But Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on
Thursday told Parliament that Rana was not a member of the Savar Juba League
The nine-storey building at the Savar Bus Stand caved in on
Wednesday morning. The death toll from the collapse hit 261 on the wee hours of
Friday while over 2,000 were rescued during the rescue efforts which began hours
after the collapse.
Seven cases have been filed over the incident and
Rana has been accused in each one of them.