BWTA files case over N’ganj launch capsize

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport

Authority (BIWTA) has filed a case over death of 34 as a passenger

launch capsized in the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj on Sunday.

BIWTA deputy director (naval traffic) Babu Lal Baidya filed the case

against unidentified persons on Tuesday night with Narayanganj Bandar

Police Station and that was later transferred to naval police.

“The case was filed under sections 280, 304, 329, 338, 427 and 437

of the penal code and section 70 of the Inland Shipping Ordinance

1976,” office in-charge Dipak Chandra of Bandar Police Station told


The BIWTA official accused the reckless driving of the cargo vessel

that rammed the smaller passenger launch named Sabit Al Hasan.

Confirming the receiving of the case documents, Narayanganj Naval

Police Station officer in-charge Shahidul Islam said the case will be

probed by sub inspector Eunus.

“We are trying to identify the cargo vessel and sent copies of video

footage of that incident to different places to find it. I hope the

vessel will be identified within shortest possible time,” Shahidul

Islam said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)