Verdict against Shahed in arms case today...

Dhaka, Tuesday   27 October 2020

Verdict against Shahed in arms case today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:00 PM, 28 September 2020  

Md Shahed

Md Shahed

The verdict against Regent Group and Hospital Chairman Md Shahed in a case filed under the Arms Act is set to be delivered on Monday.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes is scheduled to read out the judgement around 2:00 pm. 

The prosecution sought the maximum punishment for Shahed. 

Earlier on September 20, the same court fixed today for announcing the verdict after hearing the arguments of both sides - the state and the accused.

The court on August 27 framed charges in the case, while the sole accused pleaded not guilty. Earlier on August 19, the court took into cognizance the charge-sheet filed in the case.

The IO and DB inspector Shairul filed the charge-sheet at the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Al Mamun Bhuiyan on July 30, while the court on August 13 transferred the case to Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court for further proceedings. 

The members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Shahed from Debhata Upazilla of Shatkhira in the early hours of 15 July and was airlifted to the capital in the morning. Detective Branch of police conducted a raid on one of his Uttara dens on 18 July and recovered illegal arms and narcotics. Later, a case was filed with Uttara West police station.