The High Court (HC) on Thursday (July 28) summoned the chief of Rajdhahi Unnayan Kartipakkha (Rajuk) to explain the building safety rules.
The court asked Rajuk chief Md Nurul Huda and four police personnel to appear before it on August 3 to give their statements in connection with the death of a college student.
The four police officials are Syed Ziauzzaman and Shahabuddin Khalifa, officers-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar and Pallabi police stations, and Ajit Roy and Anser Ali, sub-inspectors of Pallabi police station,
The court also asked Khaled Mohammad Jewel Mollah, managing director of Sagufta Group, its director Walid Mohammad Mollah and two contractors Sazzad Hossain and Md Osman Ali before it on the same day.
The two OCs and contactor Osman Ali on Thursday appeared before the bench in compliance with its July 26 order.
The OCs told the court on Thursday that they could not arrest the MD and the director of Sagufta Group as the accused were not present at their respective residences.
The High Court on July 26 ordered the OCs of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar and Pallabi police stations immediate arrest of the two officials.
Advocate Anisul Huq, lawyer of the MD and director, prayed to the court to give the officials more time for their appearance before the court as ‘Khaled is sick’.
Md Osman Ali told the court that contractor Sazzad was designated for maintaining safety of the under-construction building from where a brick fall on the head of college student Habibur Rahman Munna.
Following the statement of Osman Ali, the court summoned Sazzad Hossain.
Munna, 18, an HSC examinee from
, was killed on the spot on July 16 as a brick fell on his head from the 10th floor of an under-construction 15-storey building of a Sagufta project on Panthapath in the capital. Tejgaon College
On July 19, the court issued a rule upon the commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, the two OCs and Sagufta Group to explain within two weeks why the company should not be punished for not taking appropriate safety measures at the construction site.