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Pinak-6 owner, son on 4-day remand

Star Online Report
This August 8 Star photo shows relatives and locals gather at Mawa Ghat in Lauhajang upazila of Munshiganj after divers recover a body. Pinak-6 capsized in Padma river on August 4 with over 200 passengers onboard.
This August 8 Star photo shows relatives and locals gather at Mawa Ghat in Lauhajang upazila of Munshiganj after divers recover a body. Pinak-6 capsized in Padma river on August 4 with over 200 passengers onboard.

A Munshiganj court today granted a four-day remand for Pinak-6 owner Abu Bakar Siddique and his son Omar Faruque Limon each in a murder case filed in connection with the launch capsize in Padma river that killed over 100 passengers.

After rejecting their bail petitions, Munshiganj Judicial Magistrate Harun-or-Rashid passed the order when police produced the duo before the court seeking a seven-day remand for each of them.

Jahangir Hossain Bhuiyan, inspector of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) filed the case against six people including Bakar and Limon on August 5, a day after the launch sank in Munshiganj with over 200 passengers on board.

Police arrested Bakar in Chittagong on Wednesday while Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) captured Limon from the capital's Khilkhet area two days later.

Police arrested Bakar in Chittagong on Wednesday while Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) captured Limon from the capital's Khilkhet area two days later.

Published: 11:52 am Monday, August 18, 2014

Last modified: 10:30 pm Monday, August 18, 2014

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