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Charge sheet against DGHS driver accepted

Published : 14 Feb 2021 10:12 PM | Updated : 15 Feb 2021 12:43 AM

A Dhaka court on Sunday accepted the charge sheet against a driver of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for his alleged involvement in dealing with illegal firearms and ammunition.

Judge KM Imrul Kayesh, of Dhaka Special Tribunal-1, passed the order after scrutinizing case documents and other relevant papers in the case. The tribunal also fixed February 28 for the hearing on the charges against the lone accused in the case.

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed two cases against DGHS driver Abdul Malek with Turag police station under the Firearms and Special Powers Acts.

RAB arrested Malek, 63, in Dhaka's Kamarpara area for his alleged involvement in various criminal activities on September 21 last year. They recovered a foreign made pistol, a magazine, five bullets, and counterfeit notes worth Tk1.50 lakh from his possession.

Malek also owns two seven-storey luxury houses in Turag.

He also has a 12 katha plot in the same area. Besides, construction work of a 10-storey building is underway at Hatirpul in the capital.

On January 10, Turag police station sub-inspector Rubel Sheikh, investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet against the accused to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court in Dhaka, showing 11 people as prosecution witnesses.