GUWAHATI: The owner of the ill-fated ferry in the Nimati Ghat accident has been granted bail by a Jorhat Court in Assam on September 23.
Earlier, on September 13 Dibrugarh Police arrested the owner of the ferry boat that was involved in the Nimati Ghat disaster. The owner, Pani Ram Kalita, was arrested when he was trying to get himself admitted to a hospital.
Of the two boats, one was a government passenger ferry that belonged to the Inland Water Transport department and the other was a public boat. The government ferry was coming from Majuli while the other boat was moving in towards the opposite direction.
A ferry with the name Ma Kamala capsized after it collided with another ferry, MB Tipkai at around 4 pm at Nimati Ghat in Jorhat. Ma Kamala was leaving Nimati Ghat when it hit MB Tipkai, which was coming from Majuli. The ferry that belonged to Pani Ram Kalita was involved in the collision between two boats on September 8, 2021, in which one was confirmed dead while a few were found to be missing.
All together six persons were arrested on Saturday regarding the ferry mishap after Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma directed the Jorhat police to register criminal cases against people who are found responsible for the tragic incident.