Madaripur: Two courts here in two separate cases on Monday sentenced a man to 15 years’ rigorous imprisonment for keeping firearm and two others to five years in jail each for carrying drugs.
According to the prosecution, being tipped off, a team of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) - 8 conducted a drive in Mostafapur area of Sadar upazila on April 25, 2010 and arrested Jahangir Hawladar,34, son of Sohrab Hawladar of Ghatakchar village of Sadar upazila, along with one LG (light gun).
Sub-inspector M Alamgir Hossain of Rab-8 filed a case against Alamgir under the Arms Act.
Examining witnesses and evidence, Judge of the Special Tribunal-3 Aminul Islam handed down the verdict.
On the other hand, police arrested Helal Uddin Sarkar of Naria upazila of Shariatpur district and Aminul Islam of Khowajpur-Tekerhat village of the district Sadar upazila along with 192 bottles of Phensidyl syrup from in front of Shibchar Upazila Health Complex on April 1, 2010.
Shibchar thana Sub-inspector Nur Hossain filed a case against them under the Narcotics Control Act.
Judge of the Special Tribunal-2 Nurul Islam handed down the verdict after examining witnesses and documents.
The court also fined the two convicts Tk20,000 each.