Doctor couple held with pistol and bullets at Dhaka airport

Staff Correspondent

22nd April, 2021 05:15:01 printer

Doctor couple held with pistol and bullets at Dhaka airport

A doctor couple was detained at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Thursday when they tried to board a domestic flight with firearm and bullets without any announcement

Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan, Director of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, said the doctor couple was scheduled to leave Dhaka for Jashore on a US-Bangla flight at 9:00am on Thursday.

He said usually when carrying firearms, a specific procedure has to be followed with a declaration before entering the airport. But they did not announce. While scanning, a pistol, a magazine, and five bullets were recovered from their possession. Later, they were handed over to law enforcement agencies.

Airport Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) BM Farman Ali said the doctor couple had claimed to the police that they have license for the weapon and forgot to announce the matter. Legal process is underway in this regard.

 

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