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Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry is yet to ascertain whether the pistol used by the Biman “hijacker” was a toy gun or not.“We have still not been able to confirm whether the hijacker was carrying a real pistol or toy,” said Civil Aviation Secretary Mohibul Haque.


He was briefing journalists at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, 17 hours after the “hijacking” of Biman flight at Chattogram.

State Minister for the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry Mahbub Ali and Secretary Mohibul Haque spoke at the press briefing.

Their comments come in light of reports surfacing that the gun used by the alleged hijacker, who was neutralised in commando action, was a toy.

They said that eight of the 148 passengers boarded the flight BG 147 through the domestic terminal of Dhaka airport last evening.

“There was no breach in security as shown in CCTV footage while checking their luggage and handbags,” the secretary said during the briefing.

There was also no trace of a pistol in any of their luggage and handbag, he said.

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