Verdict in Shahed’s arms case on Sept 28...

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Verdict in Shahed’s arms case on Sept 28

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:24 PM, 20 September 2020   Updated: 01:34 PM, 20 September 2020

Shahed Karim

Shahed Karim

A court has fixed September 28 for announcing the verdict in a case filed under the Arms Act against Regent Group and Hospital Chairman Shahed Karim. 

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes on Sunday set the date for delivering the judgment after hearing the arguments of both sides - the state and the accused. 

The statements of 11 prosecution witnesses out of 14 in the case has been recorded. 

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.