DHAKA: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the master of launch ‘Moyur-2’ in connection with the June 29 Buriganga launch capsize that claimed lives of 34 people.
Abul Bashar Molla, 65, was arrested in a drive conducted in South Keraniganj area in the capital on Sunday night.
RAB media and legal wing Senior Assistant Director ASP Sujoy Sarker confirmed the matter to Banglanews on Monday morning (July 13).
Earlier on Wednesday night (July 8), A team of River Police arrested the prime accused Mosaddek Hanif Swad, owner of launch Moyur-2, from a residence in Dhanmondi’s Sobahnbagh area in Dhaka.
On June 29, the Dhaka-bound ‘MV Morning Bird’ launch carrying around 50 passengers from Munshiganj sank in the river after being hit by ‘Mayur-2’ near Shyambazar in the capital’s old town. Later, bodies of 34 people were recovered.
The following day, Shamsul Alam, sub-inspector (SI) of Sadarghat River police station, filed a case with Keraniganj Dakshin police station against seven people.
The other accused are- Moyur-2 employee Abul Bashar Molla, 65, launch master Jakir Hossain,54, engine driver Shipon Hawlader, 45, Shakil Hasan, 28, Sukani Nasir Mridha, 40, and Ridoy (24).
BDST: 1245 HRS, JULY 13, 2020