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Life-term convict GK Shamim's bail in arms case upheld by SC

Published : Thursday, 22 February, 2024 at 12:58 PM  Count : 4210

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has upheld the bail given to expelled Jubo League leader Golam Kibria Shamim or GK Shamim who was earlier awarded life-term jail sentence in an arms case.
A five-member Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan on early Thursday afternoon upheld GK Shamim's bail given by the High Court in the arms case.

At the same time, the Appellate Division bench directed the High Court bench led by Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder to hear and dispose of the case within two months.

During that time, the Appellate Division bench said, "There should be specific guidelines for those who personally move with arms and gunmen."

Earlier on December 13 last, the High Court granted six months' bail to GK Shamim which was stayed by the Chamber Judge on December 19.

On September 20, 2019, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) conducted raids on GK Shamims house and office in the city's Niketan and seized eight firearms, a huge amount of ammunition, fixed deposit receipts worth Tk 165 crore, around Tk 1.8 crore in cash, a large stash of US and Singaporean dollars and some foreign liquor.

The RAB members then arrested him on charges of extortion and tender manipulation. His bodyguards were also arrested then. The next day, the RAB filed a case with Gulshan Police Station under the Arms Act.

On September 25, 2022, the Dhaka tribunal-1's judge Sheikh Samidul Islam sentenced GK Shamim and seven of his bodyguards to life imprisonment in the arms case.


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