Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed today claimed himself innocent and demanded justice after a Dhaka tribunal read out charges to him from the statements of prosecution witnesses in an arms case.
The accused made the submission while giving his self-defence statements today against the statements given by 10 prosecution witnesses before the tribunal earlier.
The tribunal then fixed tomorrow for arguments in the case.
The same tribunal framed charges against Shahed, accused in over 60 cases, on August 27 in the case.
Shahed was arrested on July 15 from Satkhira when he was trying to leave the country on a boat.
He was later remanded in a case filed over issuing fake Covid-19 test results and charging patients unfairly for testing and treatment.
On July 19, a team of DB found Shahed's private car in front of a house in Sector-11, in the city's Uttara Paschim area.
They seized a pistol with a round of bullets from the car and later a case under the Arms Act was filed against him.
DB Inspector Md Sairul Islam on July 30 submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka, showing 13 people as prosecution witnesses.