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8 launches fined for taking extra passengers

 Patuakhali Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:35 PM, 31 May 2020  

8 launches fined for taking extra passengers

8 launches fined for taking extra passengers

Supervisors of eight Dhaka bound launches in Patuakhali have been fined for violating government directives over carrying passengers. The owners did not leave a single launch in protest.

The drive was carried out at Patuakhali launch ghat on Sunday evening in collaboration with members of the district administration's mobile court, RAB-8 Patuakhali camp.

Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate of Patuakhali DC Office Mahbubur Rahman said eight launches had carried extra passengers. Anwar Hossain, the supervisor of 24 Sundarbans launches, has been sentenced to two months imprisonment for not paying fine of Tk 20,000. Preparations are underway to send him to jail for non-payment. At the same time, seven more launches have been fined for carrying extra passengers.

Meanwhile, no launches had left Patuakhali launch ghat for Dhaka in protest of the fine. As a result, passengers are suffering much.