ACC summons Biman Cadet Pilot hiring body

The Cadet Pilot Recruitment Committee of Biman Bangladesh Airlines has finally been caught by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) following proof of corruption in the cadet pilot recruitment procedure. 

According to ACC information, Biman’s former managing director and CEO Mosaddeq Ahmed was not alone in the corruption as present managing director, Farhat Jamil, and the whole recruitment team were involved in the horrific proceeds.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned Biman Bangladesh Airlines' 10 officials including former managing director and CEO Mosaddeq Ahmed for further questioning on July 30.  The notice, was issued on Tuesday and signed by ACC investigation officer Saiful Islam, ACC deputy director (Public Relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacariya confirmed to the media. 

The notice was sent as the watchdog had found proof of irregularities on pilot appointment. As per the notice, Biman's director (administration) Partha Kumar Pandit, director (engineering and material management) Sajjadur Rahman, director (customs service) Muminul Islam, general manager (administration) Bushra Islam were asked to be present at the ACC, on July 28. 

Besides them, Biman's chief of training Capt Fazal Mahmud and chief financial officer Binit Sud, director (flight operation) Capt Farhat Hassan Jamil, director (marketing and sales) Md Ashraful Alam and director (planning) air commodore Mahbub Jaman Khan were asked to be present on July 29 while Musaddek Ahmed was summoned to be present on July 30 at the ACC for further questioning.  In this regard, Pranab said, in the notice everyone was asked to be present before Saiful Islam as per the schedule.  Those officials of Biman are alleged to have misused power through irregularities and taking bribe in appointing pilots, and thus earned illegal wealth. ACC information showed, such big corruption is not possible without concurrence of all members. ACC will continue its investigation and questioning into the allegations.