ACC arrests ex-Biman director, DGM

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 18:13, Dec 03, 2019 | Updated : 18:15, Dec 03, 2019

Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ first Boeing Dreamliner 787-8 FILE PHOTOThe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested two former officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines after suing 16 officials of the national flag carrier on allegation of causing a Tk 1.18 billion loss to the government exchequer.
The arrests of former Biman director Mohammad Ali Ahsan and former deputy general manager (DGM) Iftekhar Hossain Chowdhury were made from the capital's Segunbagicha area on Tuesday (Dec 3), ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee told Bangla Tribune.
Earlier in the day the graft watchdog's Assistant Director Md Nasir Uddin filed a case with its Dhaka's integrated district office-1 accusing 16 Biman officials causing a Tk 1.18 billion loss to the government by not realizing the national flag carrier's cargo handling charges.
They have been accused of being involved in corruption and abuse of power from 2012 to 2017, leading the state to incur the loss, Bhattacharjee said.
Apart from Ahsan and Chowdhury, the other accused are -- Shahidul Islam, Aminul Haque Bhuiyan, Lutfe Zamal, Musharraf Hossain Talukder, Rajib Hasan, Nasir Uddin Talukdar, Anup Kumar Barua, KN Alam, Monir Ahmed Mojumdar, Shahjahan, Fazlul Haque, and Sayeed Ahmed Patwary. All of them were former assistant managers (trade), acting general manager (cargo) Arif Ullah, and Assistant Manager (export) AKM Monjurul Haque.