FR Tower land owner Faruque arrested

Jago News Desk Published: 19 August 2019, 05:07 PM
FR Tower land owner Faruque arrested

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested SMHI Faruque, the land owner of FR Tower for his alleged connection in illegal extension of Banani’s FR Tower that caught fire in March.

He was arrested from the capital’s Gulshan area at 1pm on Monday.

ACC also arrested one of the owners of Banani FR Tower, Tasvirul Islam from capital’s Segunbagicha area around 3:30pm on Sunday.

The latest arrests come after the ACC on June 25 filed two cases accusing 23 people for their involvement in illegally extending the building which caught fire on March 27. The devastating fire left 27 people killed.

Earlier on March 31, Faruque and Tasvir were both arrested and placed on seven-day remand each.

The two, along with Liakat Ali Khan alias Mukul, 57, chairman of Rupayan Group - the builder company of FR Tower, leaders of the building management committee, and some unidentified persons were charged for the death of people due to negligence.

The duo was later released on bail.