A Narayanganj ourt on Friday placed five out of 14 arrested in connection with the Sitalakkhya launch capsize on a 2-day remand each.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Ahmed Humayun Kabir granted the remand prayer after hearing this afternoon.The court also sent the nine other accused to jail.
On April 4, 34 people were killed after a launch named MV Sabit Al Hasan capsized in the Shitalakkhya river after it was hit by MV SKL-3.
The accused who were remanded are Ahidur Zaman ,50, master of MV SKL-3, engine driver Majnu Molla,38, Anwar Mallik , 40, Hridoy Hawlader, 20, and Md Farhan Molla , 27.
Coast Guard members arrested the 14 accused and seized the vessel MV-SKL-3 and handed them over to Narayanganj naval police on Thursday. They were shown arrested in the case filed by the BIWTA and produced before the court today.