5 CAAB staff suspended over Biman hijack bid ...

Dhaka, Wednesday   23 September 2020

5 CAAB staff suspended over Biman hijack bid 

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:29 PM, 4 March 2019   Updated: 08:17 PM, 4 March 2019

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Two supervisors of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) and three Ansar men have been suspended for negligence of duty over the attempt of a miscreant to hijack a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary M Mohibul Haque said on Monday that they took action against them for dereliction of duty after scrutinizing the video footage.

He said, “In the video footage, it was found that the five were not performing their duties with due attention while scanning luggage and frisking passengers at Shahjalal International Airport.” 

Foiling his alleged bid to hijack the Biman aircraft, members of joint forces killed a miscreant, Polash Ahmed, at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram on February 24.

The miscreant had been able to board the aircraft along with a toy gun dodging security arrangements at the airport.