Moyur-2 owner sent to jail

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 01:41, Jul 13,2020


The owner of Moyur-2 launch that rammed and drowned ML Morning Bird, killing its 34 passengers, on June 29 was sent to jail today after the end of his three-day remand in a negligent death case filed over that tragic incident.

Dhaka senior chief judicial magistrate Shahjadi Tahmida passed the order as police produced accused Mosaddek Hamid Soad before the court and pleaded to keep him behind the bars till finishing of the probe in the case.

Earlier on July 9 Dhaka senior judicial magistrate Monika Khan placed Soad on a three-day remand. A team of Sadarghat Naval Police Station arrested Soad from a flat in the capital’s Sobhanbagh area on July 8.

Sub-inspector Mohammad Shamsul Alam of Sadarghat River Police Station filed the case on June 30 with Dakkhin Keraniganj Police Station.

Moyur-2 of Dhaka-Chandpur route rammed into ML Morning Bird, coming from Munshiganj, in Shyambazar area in the Buriganga River, drowning the smaller launch within moments on the morning of June 29.

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