Monday, 4 July, 2022

Tk 1,100cr Misappropriation

ACC starts probe against Biman

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has started an investigation into the alleged misappropriation of Tk 1,100 crore by Biman Bangladesh Airlines on two Boeing planes chartered from Egypt.

As part of its move, an ACC team on Wednesday went to the airline's headquarters in Balaka Bhaban and saw the relevant documents.

The managing director of the state-owned airline, Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal, welcomed the ACC team and stated that he would extend maximum cooperation to them.

He said this while exchanging views with the journalists at the Bangladesh Airlines Training Center at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on the day.

At the meeting, the ACC team enquired what steps Biman had taken when the government had lost Tk 1,100 crore with the lease of two aircraft.

In response, the director of the aircraft (planning and training), Air Commodore Mahbub Jahan Khan, said, "Biman has learned from here. That's the biggest thing."

The meeting was organised by the aviation authorities to exchange views with the journalists.

In March and May 2014, Biman took out lease on the two Boeing 8-200 aircraft from Egypt Air on a five-year contract.

One was added to the fleet in March 2014 and the other in May of the same year.