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GK Shamim, his seven bodyguards sentenced to life imprisonment in arms case

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 25th September, 2022 09:31:44 AM
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GK Shamim, his seven bodyguards sentenced to life imprisonment in arms case

A tribunal in Dhaka has sentenced SM Golam Kibria Shamim, known as GK Shamim, and his seven bodyguards to life imprisonment in an arms case.

Judge Sheikh Samidul Islam of the Special Tribunal-4 of Dhaka announced the verdict on Sunday.

The seven bodyguards are: Md Jahidul Islam, Md Shahidul Islam, Md Kamal Hossain, Md Samsad Hossain, Md Aminul Islam, Md Delwar Hossain and Md Murad Hossain.

Earlier, the tribunal recorded statements of 10 prosecution witnesses, including complainant of the case.

On January 28 of 2020, the same tribunal framed charges against Shamim and seven others.

RAB Sub-Inspector Shekhor Chandra Mollick, investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet on October 27 the same year.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members on September 20 of 2019 arrested Shamim on charges of extortion and tender manipulation.

Later, RAB also arrested Shamim's seven bodyguards.