Allegations against TTE Shafiqul false, says probe body
The allegation that Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) Md Shafiqul Islam misbehaved with three passengers and fining them for travelling without tickets has been found false, according to a report.
The three-member probe committee submitted the report to the manager of Pakshey Railway Division today, reports our Pabna correspondent.
"We have found the allegations against Shafiqul Islam untrue," said Sajidul Islam, the head of the probe body.
"We have come to this conclusion after taking testimonies of nine people including the complainant, accused and some of those who were present at the scene at the time of occurrence," he added.
"There was no issue between the accused and the complainant Imrul Kayes regarding the fare. The guard of the compartment persuaded Imrul to lodge the complaint against him," the head of the probe body added.
Asked about the involvement of the railway minister's wife in the incident, he said, "It was not the matter of inquiry by this committee."
Sajidul Islam also said that after the investigation, the committee made three recommendations -- The retention of TTE Shafiqul Islam in his position, departmental action against the guard who instigated the complainant and Md Imrul Kayes Pranto be made to apologise in front of the media for his action.
TTE Shafiqul from the Pakshey Division of Bangladesh Railways was suspended on May 5 after he fined three passengers who was travelling without tickets, introducing themselves as the relatives of the railway minister.
He returned to his work on May 9 after the suspension order was withdrawn.