Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday accused the government of abetting the owner of collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar to flee the scene on the fateful day.
“You (govt) helped the Rana Plaza owner, Sohel Rana, to flee. He isn’t found now. His relatives have been arrested as part of an eye-wash,” he said.
The BNP leader came up with the allegation while addressing a protest rally at the National Press Club in the capital Dhaka.
Shaheed Zehad Smrity Parishad organised the rally demanding unconditional release of all the opposition leaders, including BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, arrested on March 11.
Rana Plaza, a eight- storey building, which housed five garment factories collapsed on Wednesday morning, killing over 346 people and injuring over a thousand.
Criticising Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her speech in parliament that Sohel Rana does not belong to pro-government Jubo League, Khandaker Mosharraf said, “Her speech proves, the prime minister wants to save the Rana Plaza owner.”
BBN/SSR/AD-27Apr13-8:40 pm (BST)