Law enforcers early Thursday arrested the owner of ‘Mayur-2’ launch owner over the capsize of another launch in the Buriganga River that claimed the lives of at least 34 people.
A team of River Police picked up Mosaddeque Sawad from the capital around 3am.
Earlier, launch supervisor Abdul Salam was arrested over the incident.
At least 34 people died as double-deck ‘Morning Bird’ launch coming from Munshiganj sank in the river after being hit by Chandpur-bound vessel ‘Mayur-2’ near Shymabazar.
Shamsul Alam, sub-inspector (SI) of Sadarghat River Police Station, filed a case with Keraniganj South Police Station in connection with the accident the following day.
The government formed a seven-member probe body headed by Shipping Ministry’s joint secretary (development) Md Rafiqul Islam Khan to unearth reasons behind the accident.
The committee was asked to submit its report containing reasons behind the accident, liable individuals or agency and specific recommendations on what to do to avoid such incident, within the next seven working days.
Although the committee submitted its report to the ministry on Monday night, State Shipping Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Tuesday declined to unveil the reasons behind the fatal accident.