ACC quizzing Biman’s GM
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is interrogating Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ general manager and three directors for irregularities in pilot recruitment, reports UNB.
ACC assistant director M Saiful Islam, who served notices on Tuesday (23 July) asking them to appear before the anti-corruption watchdog has been interrogating them since 10am on Sunday.
Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee, ACC’s public relations officer, said the Biman officials allegedly took bribe while recruiting cadet pilots and were engaged in corruption.
The officials being interrogated are – Biman director (Admin) Partha Kumar Pandit, director (Engineering and Material Management) Sazzadur Rahim, director (Procurement and Logistic Support) Mohammad Mominul Islam and general manager (Admin) Bushra Islam.
On the other hand, Pranab said the current MD and CEO of Biman, Farhat Hassan Jamil, were also asked to appear before the commission on 29 July.
The commission asked Mosaddique to appear before it on 30 July, Pranab said.
Meanwhile, Biman’s chief financial officer Vineet Sood, marketing and sales department’s director Ashraful Alam, director of planning department M Mahbub Jahan Khan and chief of training Fazal Mahmud were asked to appear before the ACC on 29 July to give their versions.
ACC issued a travel ban on him three days after he was removed. ACC officials said Mosaddique and the nine others are accused of taking bribes and abusing power in appointing cadet pilots.
The others are: Biman ground service supervisors GM Zakir Hossain, Mizanur Rahman and AKM Masum Billah, junior ground officer Moshiqur Rahman, commercial supervisors Rafiqul Alam and Golam Kaiser Ahmed, commercial officers Zawed Tarique Khan and Mahfuzul Karim Siddique, and junior commercial officer Marf Mehedi Hasan.