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Eight, including GK Shamim, get life term in arms case - EN-vinnabarta

Eight, including GK Shamim, get life term in arms case

Vinnabarta Desk
  • Update Time : Sunday, September 25, 2022
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A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced GK Shamim and seven others to life term imprisonment in an arms case.

The other seven convicts are GK Shamim’s bodyguards — Md Zahidul Islam, Md Shahidul Islam, Md Kamal Hossain, Md Shamsad Hossain, Md Aminul Islam, Md Delwar Hossain, and Md Murad Hossain.

Third additional metropolitan sessions judge Sheikh Samidul Islam delivered the verdict

The Third Additional Metropolitan Session Court on August 28 set September 25 to pronounce its verdict in the case filed under the Arms Act against the eight people.

Assistant Public Prosecutor of the case, Salahuddin Howladar said the court recorded statements of ten of the 19 witnesses named in the case.

GK Shamim, who was known as an influential contractor of Sabujbagh, Basabo and Motijheel areas of the capital, was arrested on September 20, 2019.

Rapid Action Battalion members seized illegal firearms and fixed deposit Receipts worth Tk 165 crore, Tk 1.8 crore in cash and foreign currencies from his house and office at Niketan.

The elite force filed three cases – one under narcotics control, one under money-laundering prevention and other under arms acts – against Shamim with Gulshan police station on September 21.

In October 2019, RAB filed a charge sheet against the accused in the arms case.

The official trial proceeding in the case began last February 28, after the court framed charges against the eight accused rejecting an appeal for acquittal.