A sub-inspector of the Bangladesh Immigration Department has been suspended for his alleged negligence in duty as he allowed a pilot of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to go abroad without passport.
DIG Afzal Biswas of the Special Branch (SB) of Police announced the suspension of SI Qamrumzzaman on Saturday.“Immigration official SI Kamruzzaman has been temporarily suspended for his negligence in duty. He should have checked the passport of Biman pilot Captain Fazal Mahmud before allowing immigration clearance,” Mohammed Ismail Hossain, additional superintendent of Police (Immigration), told journalist on Saturday.
“The immigration official had asked the pilot to show his passport before immigration clearance. In response the pilot said his passport was in the luggage. Since he was a senior pilot and operated flights regularly, the official gave him clearance after checking his general declaration,” Ismail Hossain said.