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Arms Case: Court awards 15yrs jail to DGHS driver Malek

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 20th September, 2021 12:28:27 PM
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Arms Case: Court awards 15yrs jail to DGHS driver Malek

A Dhaka court on Monday sentenced Abdul Malek, a driver of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to 15 years of imprisonment in arms case.

Judge Md Robiul Alam of Dhaka Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Court pronounced the verdict Monday afternoon.

Investigation Officer of the case, and Sub-Inspector Mehedi Hasan Chowdhury of RAB-1 submitted the charge-sheet in the case to the court on January 11 of this year and the court took cognizance of it on February 14. Later, on April 4, the court framed charges against Malek in the case.

A team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on September 20 last year, arrested Malek for his involvement in businesses of illegal arms, fake notes and other illegal activities. RAB at the time recovered a foreign-made pistol, one magazine, five bullets, fake notes of Taka 1.5 lakh, a laptop and a mobile phone from his possession.

RAB-1 Inspector (City and Transport) Alamgir Hossain, later filed the arms case against Malek with Turag Police Station under the Arms Act and Special Power Act.