Testimony Ends in Arms Case against Shahed

Testimony of prosecution witnesses (PW's) ended on Tuesday in an arms case filed against Regent Group chairman Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury and investigation officer (IO) and detective branch inspector Md Shairul testified as 10th and 11th prosecution witnesses and were later cross-examined by the defense today.

At the end of today's proceedings, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayes adjourned the hearing till tomorrow. The defense is scheduled to place a statement in self-defense on the day.

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.

Shahed was arrested by RAB from Debhata Upazilla of Shatkhira in the early hours of 15 July and was airlifted to the capital in the morning.

DB conducted a raid on one of his Uttara dens on 18 July and recovered illegal arms and narcotics.

They later filed the case with Uttara West police station.

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