Dead bodies are seen piled up on a boat after a passenger ferry capsized in the river Buriganga in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 29 June 2020
Dead bodies are seen piled up on a boat after a passenger ferry capsized in the river Buriganga in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 29 June 2020Reuters

A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent a staff of ‘Mayur-2’ launch, arrested in connection with the Buriganga launch capsize, on a three-day remand, reports UNB.

Dhaka senior chief judicial magistrate Mishkat Shukrana passed the order when sub-inspector Shahidul Islam of Sadarghat river police station, also the investigation officer of the case, produced Abdus Salam before the court with five-day remand plea.

The court also rejected the bail petition of the accused.

Police arrested Salam from Lalkutir ghat in the city's Sutrapur area on Tuesday morning.

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Earlier, on June 29, Dhaka-bound ‘MV Morning Bird’ launch carrying around 150 passengers from Munshiganj sank after being hit by ‘Mayur-2’ near Shyambazar of the old part of the capital. Bodies of 34 people were recovered.

Mohammad Shamsul, sub-inspector of Sadarghat river police station, filed a case with South Keraniganj police station the following day.

Mayur-2 launch owner Mofazzal Hamid Soad, Master Abul Bashar, Jakir Hossain, driver Shipon Hawladar and Master Shakil were among the accused.