Shah Alam, Barisal Office: A case has been filed against 25 people including Hum Jalal Sheikh, owner of MV Abhiyan-10 launch, in connection with the terrible fire at the launch. Advocate Nazmul Islam Nasir, chairman of Barguna M Baliatli Union, filed the case in the Barguna Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court around 9am on Sunday. The court judge Muhammad Mahbub Alam accepted the application and ordered to take the case as a statement to the concerned police station around 10:30 am.
Meanwhile, Shafiqur Rahman, chief inspector of the Department of Shipping in Dhaka, filed another case in the court of Wise Judge (Joint District and Sessions Judge) Zainab Begum on Sunday afternoon. The wise judge took cognizance of the case and issued arrest warrants against eight people, including launch owner Hamzalal Sheikh. At the same time, it is learned that the fitness certificate, registration and master-driver’s certificate of Abhiyan-10 were also suspended.
Meanwhile, Shafiqur Rahman
Sources said Inspector Shafiqur Rahman filed the case in the Shipping Court at BIWTA building in Dhaka’s Motijheel after receiving the preliminary report of the investigation committee into the launch accident. The main accused in the case is Hum Jalal Sheikh, the owner of Abhiyan 10 launch. The other accused are Md. Shamim Ahmed, Md. Russell Ahmed, Ferdous Hasan Rabbi, Md. Riaz Sikder, Md. Masum Billah, Md. Khalilur Rahman and Abul Kalam. Among them, Riaz Sikder was the master in-charge of MV Abhiyan-10 launch, Masum Billah was the driver in-charge, Khalilur Rahman was the master and Abul Kalam was the driver.
Meanwhile, Saifur Rahman Sohag, a lawyer in the case filed in the Barguna court, said the negligence of the staff, including the owner, was evident in the launch fire. The plaintiff was aggrieved by the incident and filed a case. The wise court accepted the application and ordered the OC of the concerned police station to take the case as evidence.
Sources said Inspector Shafiqur Rahman
Nazmul Islam Nasir, the plaintiff in the case, said, “I have been informed through various media and social media that fire, death, injury and damage have occurred due to the negligence of the accused in the case.” In this case, the owners and those concerned should be brought to justice. That is why I have filed the case in the interest of justice. He demanded immediate arrest of the accused.
Meanwhile, a terrible fire started on the launch from the engine room. The matter has come out in the preliminary investigation of the Ministry of Shipping, said the convener of the investigation committee and the joint secretary of the Ministry of Shipping Md. Tofail Islam. He gave this information on Sunday morning.
A seven-member investigation committee was formed on December 24 headed by Tofayer Islam, joint secretary of the Ministry of Shipping (Chittagong Port Authority and Bangladesh Land Port Authority) to probe the horrific launch accident. The committee has been given three working days to submit the report. As a member of the committee – Barisal Region Naval Police Superintendent. Kafil Uddin, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Jhalokati (Revenue) said. Nazmul Alam, Engineer and Ship Surveyor of the Department of Shipping Taifur Rahman Bhuiyan, Deputy Director of Fire Service and Civil Defense. Kamal Uddin Bhuiyan and Mamun-ur-Rashid, Director of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport (YAP). Additional Secretary of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) is a member secretary of the committee. Saiful Islam.
Nazmul Islam Nasir, the plaintiff
Asked about the progress of the investigation, the convener of the committee Tofail Islam told Sangram, “There has been a lot of progress in the investigation. We saw the wrecked ship. Now we are with the investigation team in Barguna. The ship was supposed to arrive in Barguna, so most of the passengers were from Barguna. The surviving passengers have moved to Barguna. We will talk to eyewitness launch passengers. ‘ The fire started in the engine room – that’s what it looks like at first. ‘
The joint secretary added, “There was no negligence on the part of anyone – we are watching everything. There was some negligence and irregularity. I see how much it is, how it happened. We will sit on the committee and identify everything.
Meanwhile, no more bodies were recovered on the third day of the blaze. However, relatives have so far provided information on 25 missing passengers in the control room of Barguna district administration. Abu Saeed, an official in charge of the prison administration’s control room, said 25 people had been listed as missing. So far 42 bodies have been recovered in the incident. There are also hundreds of burns.
On the other hand, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Jhalokati Sadar Police Station Khalilur Rahman said rescue operations were continuing in the area around the incident site on Sugandha river. No new bodies were recovered.
Meanwhile, after the janaza of 30 people at the Circuit House ground in Barguna on Saturday, 23 people were given mass graves. The family identifies the rest. Earlier, 38 bodies were sent to Barguna. Of these, four were identified from Barisal. The remaining 10 were identified from Barguna.
On the other hand, Officer-in-Charge
Note that a fire broke out on the MV Abhiyan-10 launch bound for Barguna from Dhaka in Deuri area of Ponabalia union of Sugandha river in Jhalokati around 3 pm on Thursday. The launch was going to Barguna with more than 500 passengers. After the fire broke out, the passengers tried to extinguish it. Many went to the roof. Some jump into the river. So far 42 bodies have been recovered in the incident. There are also hundreds of burns. So far 25 people are missing.
Meanwhile, many people, including the general public, are curious about why the launch caught fire. Former acquaintance of Fire Service and Civil Defense in this regard