RAB arrested the owner of passenger ferry Pinak-6, Abu Bakar Siddique (Kalu) from Chittagong early on Wednesday.
RAB-7 Commanding officer Lt Col Miftah Uddin Ahmed said he was arrested from a house in the port city’s Agrabad Housing Society.
“Abu Bakar was hiding in that house. Acting on a tip-off, a RAB squad from Dhaka raided the house around 3am alongwith personnel from RAB-7 ,” he said.
Pinak-6 sank on Aug 4 with over 200 passengers on board in the river Padma, while it was going from Madaripur’s Kawrakandi to Munshiganj’s Mawa.
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) filed a case over the disaster against six people including Abu Bakar and his employees managing the ferry.