GK Shamim, 7 others get life term in arms case25 September 2022
UNB, Dhaka :
A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced GK Shamim, a disgraced government contractor who gained infamy during the 'casino raids' of late 2019, and seven others to life term imprisonment in an arms case.
The other seven lifers are all GK Shamim’s bodyguards: Md Zahidul Islam, Md Shahidul Islam, Md Kamal Hossain, Md Shamsad Hossain, Md Aminul Islam, Md Delwar Hossain, and Md Murad Hossain.
Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Sheikh Samidul Islam delivered the judgment.
All the eight lifers were brought to the court from jail in the morning.
GK Shamim, who was known as an influential contractor of Sabujbagh, Basabo and Motijheel areas of the capital, was arrested on September 20, 2019.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members seized illegal firearms and Fixed Deposit Receipts worth Tk 165 crore, Tk 1.8 crore in cash and foreign currencies from his house and office at Niketan.
The elite force filed three cases – one under narcotics control, one under money-laundering prevention and other under arms acts – against Shamim with Gulshan Police Station on September 21.
In October 2019, Rab submitted a charge sheet against the accused in the arms case.
The official trial proceeding in the case began last February 28, after the court framed charges against the eight accused rejecting an appeal for acquittal.