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Attempted plane hijack: Actress Shimla questioned

  • Published at 08:19 pm September 12th, 2019
Samsun Nahar Shimla
Actress Samsun Nahar Shimla Collected

Shimla is divorced from Palash Ahmed, who she says has psychological problems

The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) has interrogated film actress Samsun Nahar Shimla regarding an aircraft hijack attempt by her former husband, Palash Ahmed.

Shimla was questioned at the unit's Dampara Police Lines office in the city from 10am to 1:30pm on Thursday.

Following interrogation, Shimla told reporters she divorced her husband Palash Ahmed because it seemed to her that he had psychological problems.

Shimla said she did not know for sure why he attempted to hijack the plane.  

CTTC Inspector Rajesh Barua, case investigating officer, said the information provided by Shimla during interrogation, would be verified later.  

Shimla suspected that Palash attempted to hijack the plane out of frustration but she could not explain the reason for it, the inspector said.   

On February 24, the Boeing 737-800 Dhaka to Dubai flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, made an emergency landing at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong when Palash attempted to hijack flight. 

He was killed in an eight minute operation by an army para commando unit.