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Woman jailed for life in drugs case

  • Our Correspondent, Naogaon
  • 20 September, 2023 12:00 AM
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A court here on Tuesday sentenced a woman to life term imprisonment for keeping 50 grams of heroin in a drug trafficking case in Porsha upazila of the district, in 2021.

Naogaon District and Sessions Court, Senior Judge Md Abu Shamim Azad delivered the verdict this afternoon.

The court also fined the convict Taka 50,000, in default, she will have to suffer two-year more rigorous imprisonment.

The convict is Marjina Begum, wife of Md Zahurul Islam, resident of Hakimpur Club Para area under Sadar Police Station in Chapainawabganj district.

According to the details of the case, on February 4 in 2021, the Narcotics Control Directorate personnel conducted a search in a passenger bus at Saraigachi area of the upazila. At that time, bus passenger Morjina Begum’s body was searched and 50 grams of heroin was recovered from her body.

On February 4, 2021, a case was registered at Porsha Police Station and the accused was handed over to the police.

Later, police submitted charge-sheet against her in the court on March 21, 2021.

After examining witnesses, the court found her guilty and handed down the punishment on Tuesday.

Public Prosecutor (PP) Advocate Abdul Khalek confirmed the matter.