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TTE Shafiqul Islam innocent: Probe committee

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 13:57, 16 May 2022  
TTE Shafiqul Islam innocent: Probe committee

The investigation committee, formed over the suspension of Shafiqul Islam, a travelling ticket inspector of the Bangladesh Railway, has primarily found that the TTE was innocent and an honest employee of the railway.

Pakshi Divisional Railway Manager Shahidul Islam disclosed this at press conference on Monday.

The probe committee did not find any irregularities against him, he said.

The probe committee, headed by Pakshi Divisional Railway Assistant Transport Officer Sajedul Islam Babu, was formed on May 7 which started working on May 8.

The probe committee handed over the report directly to Pakshi Divisional Railway Manager Shahidul Islam on Monday.

The TTE was suspended on charge of being rude to three passengers who were fined for travelling without tickets despite introducing themselves as relatives of Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan.

According to railway sources, three passengers boarded Sundarbans Express train from Ishwardi railway junction station and were going to Dhaka in an AC cabin without tickets.

When, TTE Shafiqul Islam, who was on duty at the time, wanted to see their tickets, they introduced themselves as relatives of the minister.

The TTE then fined and gave them three tickets for regular seats in a non-AC coach. The passengers had to pay around Tk 1,050 in total. Later, the trio filed a complaint against the TTE in Dhaka.

After receiving the complaint, Pakshi Divisional Railway Commercial Officer Nasir Uddin suspended him. Shafiqul was informed about the matter through mobile. Later, the suspension order was withdrawn.