Moyur-2 owner held over Buriganga launch capsize

Sun Online Desk

9th July, 2020 10:13:09 printer

Moyur-2 owner held over Buriganga launch capsize

River Police arrested the owner of Moyur-2, the launch that hit and sank another launch -- Morning Bird -- near Sadarghat Launch Terminal leaving 34 people dead, early Thursday.

The arrestee was identified as Mosaddek Sayed, the main accused of the case filed over the incident.

Confirming the news, Rezaul Karim Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Sadarghat Police Station, said the law enforcers arrested Mosaddek from a house at Sobhanbagh area of the capital at around 3:00am.

Earlier, police arrested Abdus Salam, supervisor of "MV Moyur" launch.

At least 34 people died in the tragic accident in the Buriganga on June 29. The following day, Shamsul Alam, sub-inspector (SI) of Sadarghat River Police Station, filed the case with Keraniganj Dakshin Police Station.

The seven accused are Moyur-2 owner Mosaddek Hanif Swad (33), his 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).