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Arms case: Trial against Regent Group chief Shahed begins

A tribunal in Dhaka on Thursday began the trial of the arms case against Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed by recording testimony of the case’s complainant.

Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Special Tribunal-1 of Dhaka recorded the statement of SM Gaffarul Alam, an inspector of Detective Branch of Police.
Later defence lawyers partly cross-examined the witness on behalf of the accused.

The tribunal then fixed September 13 for next hearing of the case.

Earlier on August 27, the same tribunal framed charges against the accused in the case.

Shahed was arrested on July 15 from Satkhira when he was trying to leave the country on a boat.