Shaon guilty according to Arms Act
Lawmaker Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shaon is guilty according to the Arms Act as a bullet triggered from his licensed pistol killed Awami League leader Ibrahim, said State Minister for Law Qamrul Islam yesterday.
According to the Arms Act, one cannot use another's licensed firearm, Qamrul told reporters while replying to a query after an inter-ministerial meeting on the withdrawal of “political harassment cases”.
Ibrahim was killed by a bullet triggered from Awami League MP Shaon's licensed pistol in the Sangsad Bhaban area on August 13.
State Minister for Home Shamsul Haque Tuku, who was present at the meeting, said the government has no intention to divert the investigation into Ibrahim murder case.
Referring to the outcome of yesterday's meeting, Qamrul said after reviewing 713 cases, including 30 ACC cases, the meeting recommended withdrawing 178 of those cases, including seven under the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
A total of 267 cases were denied withdrawal and 367 others were asked to be placed in the next meeting after being scrutinised for consideration of withdrawal, he said.
Qamrul said with yesterday's withdrawal, so far 6,216 cases have been withdrawn out of 9,802. More 3,000 cases are awaiting for reviewing of withdrawal.