DOT Desk: Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has questioned seven officials of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) over two days as part of the investigation against allegation of irregularities over Biman Bangladesh Airlines processing two Egypt Air planes in 2009-14, Reports Daily Sun.
Deputy Director of ACC Public Relations, Muhammad Arif Sadeq, told UNB that the CAAB officials were questioned as the irregularities cost the national flag carrier a loss of Tk1,100 crore.
The Commission quizzed principal assistant director of CAAB, Saiful Haque, air worthness consultant Golam Sarwar, BFCC manager
adequl Islam Bhuiyan and Kamal Uddin Ahmed today while chief engineer (maintenance) SM Siddique, principal engineer (I and QA) SM Hanif and principal engineer (MCC) Devesh Choudhury were interrogated yesterday.
However, director of flight operation and team leader of inspection team Israt Ahmed did not face the interrogation on the first day of the interrogation.
A team led by ACC Deputy Director Md Salahuddin and Assistant Director Jasmine Akhter is investigating the allegation.
On April 24, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism recommended the investigation.
According to the Commission, Biman Bangladesh lost Tk 1,100 crores for leasing aircraft from Egypt Air in 2014.