Journalists have blown a trivial issue out of proportion: Rail Minister's relative
Terming the suspension of travelling ticket examiner (TTE) Shafiqul Islam and travelling without tickets a trivial matter, Railways Minister's wife's nephew Imrul Kayes Pranto blamed journalists for bringing the issue to public.
He made the remarks pointing finger at journalists who were present at Pakshi Divisional Office of Bangladesh Railways after appearing before the inquiry committee this evening.
Imrul declined to give interview to journalists and said that journalists now pose anti-government sentiments.
Mentioning that he and his family are annoyed and embarrassed over the last few days by the questions of the media personnel, he said, "Journalists have blown a trivial issue out of proportion."
Shafiqul Islam, a TTE of Bangladesh Railway's (BR's) Pakshey division in Pabna's Ishwardi upazila, was suspended on Friday, a day after he fined the three people who boarded the Dhaka-bound "Sundarbans Express" at Ishwardi junction without tickets.
Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan today admitted that his wife lodged complaint against the travelling ticket examiner (TTE) and the three passengers are his relatives.