Case filed over Bangladesh Biman ‘hijack attempt’ | The Daily Star
10:13 PM, February 25, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:20 PM, February 25, 2019

Case filed over Biman ‘hijack attempt’

Chattogram Civil Aviation today lodged a case with Patenga Police Station against Palash Ahmed, who reportedly attempted to hijack an aircraft of Biman yesterday, and some unnamed people.

Debabrata Sarkar, technical assistant of Chattogram Civil Aviation, lodged the case under the Anti-Terrorism Act showing Palash as the prime accused, our local correspondent reports quoting Jahidul Islam, assistant commission of police in Chattogram.

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A flight of the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines was allegedly hijacked yesterday at Chattogram’s Shah Amanat International Airport.

The plane was landed on an emergency basis and all the 148 passengers on board were evacuated safely. All the cabin crew members were also safe.

Later, the alleged hijacker, who was said to have been in his mid-20s and armed with a pistol, was neutralised in a swift commando operation of eight minutes.

Afterwards, the officials said the “hijacker” appeared to have been “mentally imbalanced” and that he wanted to speak to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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