Monday, 5 June, 2023

Arms case against Arav: Court sets April 13 for self-defence hearing

A Dhaka court on Tuesday fixed April 13 for hearing the statement of Rabiul Islam alias Arav Khan, a Dubai-based gold dealer and a fugitive in police officer murder case, in his self-defence in an arms  case filed in 2015.

Judge of Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court-6 Murshid Ahmed fixed the date after the hearing the statements from the witnesses in the case.

Advocate AKM Salauddin, a counsel for the state, said, “We expect that Arav Khan will surrender before the court by April 13 and give his deposition in self-defence.”

The court recorded statements of 10 witnesses out of 20.

According to the prosecution, Arav Khan went to his in-law’s house on January 28, 2015 to realise some money after issuing threat to his father-in-law Sekendar Ali. Later, he was arrested from his in-law’s house along with a revolver.

Sub-inspector of DB police Sujon Kumar Kundu filed a case under the Arms Act against Arav.

On March 1, 2015, police submitted chargesheet against Arav in the case.

On May 10, 2015, the trial in the arms against Arav started. He also secured bail from the court on March 14, 2018 and since then he remained absconding.

On October 24, 2018, a court issued warrant for his arrest in the case.

On March 24, Interpol finally issued a red notice against Arav on its website in red notice list.

Interpol has accepted Bangladesh police's request to issue a red notice against him.

Earlier, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on March 18 said that efforts were underway to bring Arav Khan alias Rabiul Islamto the country through the international police agency Interpol.