Buriganga launch capsize: Court seeks probe report by August 17
08:56 PM, June 30, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:13 PM, June 30, 2020

Buriganga launch capsize: Court seeks probe report by August 17

A virtual court in Dhaka today asked South Keraniganj Police Station to submit the probe report of the case filed against seven people including owner of Moyur-2-launch for the deaths of 34 people in Buriganga launch capsize by August 17.

Senior Judicial Magistrate MosammatKamrunnahar passed the order after receiving the case filed with South Keraniganj Police Station.

The seven accused in case are: launch owner MosaddekHanifSwad (33), his employee Abul Bashar Molla (65), launch master Jakir Hossain (54), engine driver ShiponHawlader (45), driver Shakil Hasan (28), Sukani Nasir Mridha (40), and Ridoy (24).

Sub-inspector Shahidul Alam of South Keraniganj Police Station is investigating the case.

Shamsul Alam, a sub-inspector of Sadarghat River Police Station, filed the case last night with Keraniganj Dakshin Police Station, said officer-in-charge of the police station Shah Zaman.

The accused were charged for negligence that caused deaths of 34 people and some other offences under section 280, 304 A, 437 and 34 of the Penal code.

At least 34 people drowned as a novice was allegedly at the helm of Moyur-2 when the vessel slammed into a smaller launch -- Morning Bird -- causing it to sink in the Buriganga at the capital's Shyambazar yesterday.

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