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Bangladesh suspends official for letting pilot travel without passport

IANS  |  Dhaka 

An immigration at the airport here has been suspended for allowing a to travel abroad without to bring back Sheikh Hasina, an said on Sunday.

The Immigration Department's sub-inspector on Wednesday night gave immigration clearance to of the national Biman Airlines who was subsequently denied entry at the immigration of in for not carrying his passport, reports

The senior said: "The has been temporarily suspended." adding that had asked the to demonstrate his before immigration clearance but the pilot said his was in the luggage.

"Since he was a and operated flights regularly, said he gave him clearance after checking his general declaration."

told the media on Sunday that they are investigating how Chowdhury travelled to on Wednesday without the passport.

"We'll also study international rules and regulations in this connection."

returned home on Saturday morning from on a special Biman flight operated by another pilot.



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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 13:40 IST