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The anti-corruption watchdog Wednesday approved a chargesheet against three former and one current Biman Bangladesh Airlines high-ups for their “involvement in corruption in the recruitment of pilots.”

The accused are Abul Munim Mosaddiq Ahmed, former Biman managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO), Captain Farhat Hasan, former MD, CEO and flight operations director, Partha Kumar Pandit, former director (administration) and principal of the Bangladesh Airlines Training Center, and Fakhrul Hossain Chowdhury, manager (recruitment).

Muhammad Arif Sadeq, deputy director of the Anti- Anti-Corruption Commission, told UNB that the chargesheet was approved as the commission found the corruption allegations against them to be true.

On 25 November, 2019, ACC Assistant Director Saiful Islam filed the case against the Biman officials.

According to the case statement, the accused violated the guidelines of Biman in setting the educational qualifications and age requirements for the candidates for the cadet pilot recruitment in 2018.