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Airport Road crash: Jabal-e-Noor owners, 5 staff to be charged

  • Published at 10:09 pm September 3rd, 2018
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An angry mob set a Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan bus on fire after another bus of the private service plough through a group of students standing on footpath near Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport road on July 29, 2018 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Two college students were killed after a bus ploughed through a group of students standing beside the road on July 29

The Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) is set to press charges against six people, including Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan owners, in a case filed over the death of two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment School and College in a road accident on the capital’s Airport Road.

“The charge sheet accusing six people will be filed in court this week,”DB’s Joint Commissioner Abdul Baten confirmed on Monday.

Sources in DB, which is currently investigating the case, also said that the six are – M Shahadat Hossain, owner of the Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan bus that was responsible for the accident, driver of that bus Masum Billah, his assistant Enayet Hossain, Jahangir Alam,owner of another Jabal-e-Noor bus, its driver ZubayerSumon and his assistant KaziAsad.

Jahangir and Asad are yet to be arrested.

On July 29,Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College’s first-year student Diya Khanam Mim and second-year student Abdul Karim Rajib were killed when a speeding Jabal-e-Noor bus ploughed through a group of students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road.

Later, Diya’s father Jahangir Alam had filed the case at Cantonment police station over the accident.

The incident had triggered widespread protests, which later turned into a week long movement, by students demanding safe roads and seeking justice for the deceased students.

Rapid Action Battalion arrested three drivers and two assistants of three buses from different parts of Dhaka and Barguna in connection with bus crash afterwards.

RAB also arrested Shahadat Hossain on August 1. 

The six were later handed over to police.