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Arav Khan gets 10 years in arms case

Published : 09 May 2023 10:50 PM

A Dhaka tribunal on Tuesday sentenced Dubai's famous gold trader Rabiul Islam alias Arav Khan to 10 years rigorous imprisonment (RI) in an arms case.

Judge Murshid Ahmed of Dhaka's Special Tribunal-14 handed down the verdict. 

The same court also fined him Tk10,000, in default to serve three more months in jail.

The court announced the verdict after hearing the prosecution and defence arguments. Testimony was recorded from 10 out of 20 witnesses in the case.

 On January 28, 2015, Arav Khan went to his father-in-law's house in Dhaka's Moghbazararea to collect 

money by threatening his father-in-law Sekender Ali, the case statement said. 

 He was arrested in front of his father-in-law's house with a loaded revolver.

Sujan Kumar Kundu, the then sub-inspector (SI) of Vehicle Theft Prevention and Rescue Team of DB West, filed the case under the Arms Act against Arav with the Ramna Model police station.

On March 1 in 2015, DB Sub-Inspector Sheikh Hasan Muhammad Mustafa Sarwar, investigating officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet.

 On May 10 of the same year, the court passed an orderto start trial by framing charges against Arav.

On March 14 in 2018, Arav got bail in the case. 

 After that, the court issued an arrest warrant against him on October 24, 2018, as he was absconding.

Arav was also accused of killing inspector Mamun Imran.

Police inspector Mamun was killed in Banani on July 7, 2018. Three days after this incident, his brother filed a murder case. After the investigation, on March 31, 2019, the police submitted a charge sheet to the court against eight people including RahmatUllah and Rabiul Islam.