Five out of 14 arrested in connection with the Narayanganj launch capsize were placed on remand today.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Ahmed Humayun Kabir also sent the nine other accused to jail this afternoon, our local correspondent reports.
Narayanganj Court Police Inspector Asaduzzaman said the court granted two days’ remand for each of the five arrested after the cargo vessel MV SKL-3 was seized yesterday.
On April 4, MV SKL-3 hit the launch, MV Sabit Al Hasan, in the Shitalakkhya river on, killing 34 people.
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).
Yesterday, Coast Guard members arrested the 14 accused and seized the vessel MV-SKL-3 and handed them over to Narayanganj naval police. They were shown arrested in the case filed by the BIWTA and produced before the court today.