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DGHS driver Malek indicted in arms case

  • Published at 01:28 pm March 11th, 2021
Abdul Malek - DGHS driver
File photo of Abdul Malek Courtesy

The Dhaka Special Tribunal 1 sets April 5 for recording deposition of witnesses in the case

A Dhaka court has framed charges against a driver of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for his alleged involvement in dealing illegal firearms and ammunition.

Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Dhaka Special Tribunal 1 indicted the accused, Abdul Malek, on Thursday after rejecting his discharge petition in the case.

The court also set April 5 for recording deposition of witnesses in the case.

Earlier, the prosecution read out the charges and asked the accused whether he is guilty or not. Malek pleaded not guilty and prayed for justice. 


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

On February 14, Judge Emrul Kayesh accepted the charge sheet in presence of the accused.

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Malek in Dhaka's Kamarpara area on September 20 last year for his alleged involvement in various criminal activities. 


Also Read - DGHS driver arrested on charges of dealing arms, fake currencies


They recovered a foreign made pistol, a magazine, five bullets, and counterfeit notes worth Tk1.50 lakh, a laptop, and a mobile phone from his possession.

A Class III employee, Malek accumulated wealth worth crores of taka by resorting to illegal means, RAB said.

Later, the elite police unit filed two cases against Malek with Turag police station, under the Firearms Act and the Special Powers Act.

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