A Dhaka tribunal on Sunday (Sep 25) sentenced expelled Jubo League leader SM Golam Kibria Shamim, known as GK Shamim, and his seven bodyguards to life in prison in an arms case.
Judge Sheikh Samidul Islam of the Special Tribunal-4 of passed the order today in presence of all the convicts at the courtroom.
The seven bodyguards are: Md Jahidul Islam, Md Shahidul Islam, Md Kamal Hossain, Md Samsad Hossain, Md Aminul Islam, Md Delwar Hossain and Md Murad Hossain.
Earlier, the tribunal recorded statements of 10 prosecution witnesses, including complainant of the case.
On January 28 of 2020, the same tribunal framed charges against Shamim and seven others.
RAB Sub-Inspector Shekhor Chandra Mollick, investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet on October 27 the same year.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members on September 20 of 2019 arrested Shamim on charges of extortion and tender manipulation.
Later, RAB also arrested Shamim's seven bodyguards.
BDST: 1326 HRS, SEP 25, 2022