Arms Case: Shahed claims innocence | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 17, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:48 AM, September 17, 2020

Arms Case: Shahed claims innocence

Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed yesterday 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 against the statements given by 10 prosecution witnesses before the tribunal earlier.

Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Special Tribunal-1 of Dhaka then fixed today 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 police found Shahed's private car in front of a house in Sector-11, in the city's Uttara Paschim area.

They then 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.

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