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.
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.