Shahed gets life term in arms case
Court Reporter :
A Dhaka court on Monday sentenced Regent Group chairman Shahed Karim alias Mohammad Shahed to life term imprisonment in an arms case.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Imrul Kayesh pronounced the verdict in presence of the convict.
Of the total 14 witnesses, 11 have, so far, gave their statements in court.
On September 20, the state counsel and the defence completed their arguments in the case. Then, the court fixed today for the verdict. The trial proceeding of the case is ended within eight working days.Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Shahed on July 15 from under the Bailey Bridge in the Komarpur border area of Debhata upazila in Satkhira while he was fleeing to India.
They seized a pistol, three bullets and 2,330 Indian rupees and he was then taken to Dhaka by helicopter.
Later, the case was registered with Debhata Police Station.