Two persons were sentenced to different terms of rigorous imprisonment by a trial tribunal in Rajshahi on Thursday for possessing firearms and ammunition illegally. Judge of Speedy Trial Tribunal Shirin Kabita Akhter found the convicts Raju Ahmed Rubel, 25, and Rashed Rana, 28, both hailing from Doulatpur village under Shibgonj Upazila in Chapainawabgonj district guilty of the charges and pronounced the verdict in their absconding.
The court sentenced Rubel to 14 years while Rashed Rana to 10 years rigorous imprisonment.
According to the prosecution story, detective branch police team arrested Rubel and Rana from in-front of Emergency unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital under Rajpara Police Station in the city on December 25, 2013.
Subsequently, police seized a pistol and three rounds of bullets from Rubel while two rounds of bullets and a magzine from possession of Rana. A case was lodged with the police station concerned. On completion of investigation police pressed charges accusing them. Special Public Prosecutor Entajul Haque Babu conducted the case on behalf of the state.