Owner of passenger launch ML Fahmida Happy Express that
capsized in the Kirtankhola River on Thursday has lodged a case
against the owner and eight crew and staff of cargo vessel MV Sanim that caused
the accident, demanding Tk 8 lakh as compensation.
Earlier on Friday, eight crew of seized cargo vessel MV
Sanim were sent to jail following filing of a case by police the same day.
Md Ilyas, owner of ML Fahmida Happy Express, lodged the
second case with the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Md Khademul Kayes in Barisal on Monday, said police and court
The magistrate yesterday ordered the officer-in-charge of
Barisal Kotwali Police Station to register it as a regular case.
Mir Al Mamun, owner of the cargo vessel, Md Hyder Ali,
master, Md Yusuf, driver, Md Akhter Hossain, sukani, Md Abu Taher, Md Tuhin Mia,
laskar, Md Nazimuddin, cook and staff Abdur Rahman and Zahangir Sheikh were
made accused in the case.
As cargo vessel MV Sanim hit ML Fahmida Happy Express,
damage to the latter and its salvage cost Tk 8 lakh, said the complainant who
demanded the same amount as compensation.
Death toll from Thursday's launch accident in Kirtankhola River rose to 41 while 14 passengers
remained missing till filing of this report yesterday evening.
However, no case is yet to be lodged on behalf of the