Investigation committee could not find the joint secretary Abdus Sabur Mo-le in connection with the death of school boy Titas Ghosh at Kanthalbari ferry ghat when he was carried by an ICU Ambulance. The Deputy Commissioner of Madaripur did not find any liability investigation committee in that case. However, three investigative officers and employees of the ferry ghat were blamed for their investigative report. Meanwhile, the investigation report recommended seven points.
An inquiry report into the matter was submitted to the Attorney General’s office on Thursday. Deputy Attorney General Barrister Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar said that after the vacation, the report will be submitted to the bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Quader. However, three employees of ferry ghat have been blamed for the death of Titus. They are Salam Hossain, the manager of Kanthalbari ferry ghat, Khotan Mia, the border’s assistant and group chief Firoz Alam. In addition, an inquiry committee formed by the Ministry of Public Administration has recommended the highest priority for crossing ambulances and corpses in ferry ghat. There are six more recommendations in the committee report. The recommendation was made in the investigative report on the death of school boy Titas Ghosh while waiting for more than three hours in ferry ghat.
Earlier, the Cabinet Division formed a three-member committee headed by Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Md Rezaul Hasan. The other two members are Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Shipping Abdus Sattar Sheikh and Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs Tofail Islam. According to the report, the three liabilities could not be avoided as Titus died due to the ferry departing two hours late. They violated the circular. The report also said that Joint Secretary Abdus Sabur Mo-Law did not know that there was a deadly disease in ferry ghat. Therefore, the investigating committee could not find any reason to charge the joint secretary and DC.
As stated in the seven-point recommendation.
(1) When leaving and arriving at the ferry or from the ferry, the master must sign the permanent log book / register in time.
(2) A ferry ramp can not be waited for by any particular person by picking up a ferry ramp.
(3) According to the policy, anyone wishing to cross a ferry for VIP benefits must send his or her official travel details to the ferry authority in advance. However, this rule can be relaxed in case of urgent need to contact beforehand and in case of a situation.
(4) Ambulance, dead body carrier should be transported to ferry ghat with highest priority.
(5) Every camera and ferry crossing must be monitored and controlled by setting up a CC camera at each ferry and ferry ghat.
(6) All personnel working at ferry ghat and Ferry must wear certain clothing with name tags.
(7) The important mobile numbers must be displayed at ferry ghat and Ferry.
The High Court has directed the investigation under the leadership of a rank officer, who was not below the Additional Secretary on July 31, in the death of school boy Titas Ghosh at Kanthalbari Ferighat, Madaripur. At the same time, Rule was asked why Titas’ family would not be compensated Tk 3 crore.
It is worth mentioning that Titus Ghosh, a sixth grade student of Narail Kalia Pilot Secondary School, was taken to a private hospital in Khulna when he was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. Later, the family members left him for admission to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday, July 27 in an ambulance containing ICU, which was hired for Tk 50,000.
The ambulance reached VIP Ferry Ghat 1 at Kanthalbari at Madaripur in Kanthalbari-Shimulia Ferry rout at around 8pm. At that time, a ferry named Comilla was waiting for the vehicles to cross the ghat. The ferry was sent a message to wait for the ferry to leave Dhaka from Pirojpur, the joint secretary of the government’s ATUI project, Abdus Sabur. After waiting for three hours, the ambulance arrived on the ferry. But in the meantime Titus died in an ambulance due to a lot of bleeding in the brain.