Gayeshwar, Mintoo ‘barred’ from flying to India

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra.Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra and vice chairman Abdul Awal Mintoo were allegedly prevented from going to India by immigration authorities at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday,reports UNB.

He was scheduled to go to India with another BNP leader and businessman Abdul Awal Mintoo on a flight of Jet Airways at 5:00pm, but the immigration authorities did not allow them to fly, said Gayeshwar .

According to Abdul Awal Mintoo, they were not given clearance by the immigration officials.

He was scheduled to go to Hyderabad for business purposes while Gayeshwar to Kolkata on a personal tour, he added.

Mintoo said, he later booked ticket for another flight of Air India which was scheduled to leave the airport at 9:30pm, but he was obstructed further and was forced to leave airport.

The BNP leader was to go to Sri Lanka from India to join a seminar there, he added.

The immigration officials could not be reached over phone for comments.

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