Bangladesh probes porn film show at airport screen

Last Updated: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 00:37

Dhaka: Travellers at Bangladesh`s main
airport were taken in by shock when a huge display screen
meant to air programmes about the country showed a porn video,
prompting the civil aviation authority to launch a probe into
the incident.

Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority has launched an
investigation into a scandal at the Hazrat Shahjalal Airport
where the huge display screen aired for five minutes a
pornographic movie, officials said today.

"An investigation is underway while the people
responsible for the scandal were already taken to task," a
Civil Aviation Authority spokesman told PTI without
elaborating.

Another official said the operator was handed down two
months of jail term instantly after a summary trial by an on
duty magistrate at the airport.

An official investigation was ordered to find out if
any criminal intent was involved.

His comments came after newspapers carried a report
that the big screen at the main passenger lounge on Friday
suddenly started airing a pornographic film leaving several
hundred passengers shocked and embarrassed.

Civil aviation officials said the display screen was
supposed to show recorded documentaries about the culture and
geography of Bangladesh, a predominantly Muslim nation where
discussing sex openly remains a taboo.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 00:37

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