Bangladesh court jailed the Rana Plaza owner for three years for graft

Vastavam web: A Bangladesh court today jailed the Rana Plaza owner for three years for graft, the first of many charges laid against him after the garment factory complex collapsed in 2013 and killed more than 1,130 people.Sohel Rana was given the maximum three-year sentence by a special court in Dhaka for failing to declare his personal wealth to Bangladesh’s anti-graft commission, one of a series of charges brought by prosecutors following the disaster.Rana faces four other charges, including murder, over his role in one of the world’s worst industrial tragedies.
He and 37 others could be sentenced to death if found guilty of murder over the factory complex’s collapse.He became public enemy number one in the aftermath of the disaster as survivors recounted being forced to enter the factory to work despite complaining about cracks appearing in the walls.