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Menon: No lack of security at Dhaka airport

  • Published at 12:39 pm November 8th, 2016
  • Last updated at 02:15 pm November 8th, 2016
Menon: No lack of security at Dhaka airport
“We have reviewed the overall security of the airport today and found no lapse,” he said at a media call at the airport after meeting senior officials of Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) on Tuesday. CAAB is the custodian of all airfields and allied facilities. Ansar member Sohagh Ali, 32, was killed and three security personnel were injured when a man in a cleaner’s uniform attacked them with a knife on Sunday evening. Menon announced a Tk100,000 grant for deceased Ansar member Sohagh's family. The money would come from the ministry's fund. CAAB will foot medical bills of injured security personnel. Menon said a committee, headed by a CAAB member, would investigate the incident and recommend ways to boost security. CAAB operation and planning member Air Commodore Mustafizur Rahman told the Dhaka Tribune that CAAB was reviewing the security and trying to take further steps to strengthen it. “We have standard security at the airport. That is why we were able to intercept the killer,” he said. Menon, replying to a question, said CAAB did not have any information about the attack beforehand and that the law enforcement agencies were capable of foiling such attack. “A special security measure has been taken after the incident but there is no need to issue red or orange alerts,” he added. A CAAB official said relatives of the passengers were being stopped at the entrance of departure terminal and only one person was being allowed at the arrival area to receive passengers since Sunday's attack. Menon said an overall investigation report would be published based on all the reports and recommendation. "A security drill will be held every six-month comprising APBn, Ansar, DGFI and NSI as per recommendation of law enforcement agencies," he said.