Coco staffs granted bail | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, December 09, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, December 09, 2009

Coco staffs granted bail

The High Court (HC) yesterday granted anticipatory bail for six months to four employees of sunken launch MV Coco-4 in a case filed regarding its recent capsize at Lalmohon of Bhola district.
The employees -- Abdur Rahman, master of MV Koko, its manager Mizanur Rahman, ghat supervisor Md Kibria and another staff Md Zaman -- appeared before the court to seek bail.
After hearing the petition, jointly filed by the employees, the HC bench of Justice AFM Abdur Rahman and Justice Md Emdadul Haque Azad also issued a rule upon the government to explain within four weeks why they should not be granted regular bail in this case.
MV Coco-4 sank in the Tentulia river near Nazirpur launch terminal in Lalmohon of Bhola on November 27 with around 2,000 holiday passengers on board.
Kamal Hossain, a passenger of the launch, filed the case with Lalmohon police station on November 30 against the four employees of the launch.

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