POST TIME: 8 March, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 7 March, 2019 11:48:40 PM
Ilias Kanchan lied over gun
Says state minister
UNB, Dhaka

Ilias Kanchan lied over gun

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali claimed yesterday that film actor Ilias Kanchan restored to lies for protecting his image. The fact is that the pistol and bullets found in Kanchan's laptop bag were detected during scanning at the domestic terminal at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

When officials at the airport asked him about the pistol, he confessed to his mistake, Mahbub Ali said. The on-duty officials requested him to carry the pistol maintaining the rules. Completing necessary formalities, he left the airport for Chattogram, claimed the state minister. Md Mahmub Ali came up with the claim after Ilias Kanchan told media on Wednesday that his pistol remained undetected after scanning at the airport.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) on Wednesday suspended one of its officials for negligence of duty as film star Ilias Kanchan allegedly passed security check with a bag containing his revolver at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here on Tuesday.

However, the ministry formed a two-member committee to investigate the incident. The committee members are joint secretary AHM Golam Kibria and deputy secretary Jatan Marma.