AL leader Shahed arms case verdict on Sept 28

AL leader Shahed arms case verdict on Sept 28

A Dhaka court on Sunday set September 28 as the date for delivering the verdict against Awami League leader and Regent Hospital Limited chairman Shahed Karim in a case of recovering a firearm.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayesh fixed the date on completion of arguments from both sides.

Prosecutor Abdullah Abu earlier on Thursday told the court that they could prove the case against Shahed and sought life-term imprisonment for him.

Shahed’s lawyer began his arguments defending his client Thursday and completed it on Sunday.

Earlier on September 16, Shahed, in his self-defence, told the court that the police did not recover any firearm from him and claimed himself an innocent.

Shahed was arrested on July 15 from Satkhira by the Rapid Action Battalion when he was trying to leave the country.

He was later remanded in a case filed over issuing fake COVID-19 test certificates without testing samples.

On July 19, a team of detectives found Shahed’s private car in front of a house in Sector-11 of capital’s Uttara Paschim thana area and seized a firearm before lodging a case under the arms act with the police station.

On August 27, the same court indicted Shahed in the case.

A total of 11 prosecution witnesses were examined in the court to prove the charge in the case.