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Buriganga launch capsize: Mayur-2 launch master arrested

8 || risingbd.com

Published: 04:41, 13 July 2020   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-10) have arrested master of MV Mayur-2 launch Abul Bashar Mollah, one of the key accused in a case filed in connection with the Buriganga launch capsize that occurred on June 29.

The elite force arrested him from South Keraniganj area early Monday (July 13).

Deputy Director (Media) of the RAB headquarters senior ASP Sujoy Sarker confirmed the news to risingbd.

A press conference in this regard will be held at 11am at the RAB Media Center in the city’s Karwan Bazar, he said.

At least 34 people were killed when a small launch sank in the Buriganga River. The larger Mayur-2 launch in reverse, horrifically crashed into it near Farashganj Ghat in Dhaka on June 29, leaving the nation shocked.

On June 30, a day after the launch capsize, SI Shamsul Alam of Sadarghat River Police station filed a case against seven people with South Keraniganj police station, including Abdus Salam.

The other accused are –Master Abul Bashar Mollah, 65, Jakir Hossain, 39, Engine driver Shipon Hawladar, 45, driver Shakil Hossain, 28, Sukani Nasir Mridha and Sukani Ridoy, 24.

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