Police submit report over emergency landing of PM’s flight

Court Correspondent | Updated at 01:27am on December 08, 2017

Police on Thursday filed the final report in the case against Biman Bangladesh Airlines officials over the November 27 emergency landing of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s flight on the way to Hungary.
Investigative officer Md Mahbubul Alam, an inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, submitted the report to the CMM court.
Sub-inspector Ratan of Biman Bandar police said that the report would be pressed on the next fixed date.
He, however, could not confirm the date as the case document was in another higher court for bail hearing.
The accused in case are Biman chief engineer Debesh Chowdhury, chief engineer (quality assurance) SS Siddique, principal engineer (system and maintenance) Billal Hossain, engineers SM Rukunuzzaman, Shamiul Haque, Niron Chandra Bishwas, Lutfar Rahman and Zakir Hossain, and technician Siddiqur Rahman.
Technician Siddiqur was named as prime accused as he had repaired ‘oil pressure sensor’ in absence of any engineer.
The Boeing-777 aircraft carrying the prime minister made the emergency landing on November 27 at Turkmenistan after a drop in fuel pressure was detected in one of the engines.
A member of the Biman investigation committee said that a ‘human error’ caused the glitch.
The eight engineers and Siddiqur were suspended following the report of a probe committee Biman formed on November 28.