Mayur-2 sukani remanded in Buriganga launch capsize case


16th July, 2020 06:49:43 printer

Mayur-2 sukani remanded in Buriganga launch capsize case

 A Dhaka court placed Md Nasir Mridha, sukani of MV Mayur-2, on three-day remand in a negligent death case lodged over the drowning of ML Morning Bird on June 29.

Dhaka Senior Judicial Magistrate Mishkat Shukrana passed the order as investigation officer (IO)and sub-inspector Shahidul Alam of Sadarghat River Police Station produced the accused before the court and pleaded to place him on seven-day remand.

Meanwhile, the same court recorded the statement of Mayur-2 master Abul Basher under section 164 as the IO produced after the end of his three-day remand and pleaded to record his confessional statement.

According to the police, instead of master Abul Baser, sukani Nasir was driving the Mayur-2 as it rammed into the smaller size ML Morning Bird, drowning it instantly along with its 34 passengers.

Police on July 15 arrested Nasir from a cargo ship named MV Rajib-2 in Bagerhat.