POST TIME: 6 August, 2015 00:00 00 AM
Couple gets life for selling heroin

Couple gets life for selling heroin

RANGPUR: A court here Tuesday afternoon sentenced a couple to life term rigorous imprisonment for possessing and trading heroin, reports BSS. District and Sessions Judge of Rangpur Manjurul Basit handed down the verdict in a crowded courtroom in presence of convicted husband Md Nuruzzaman, though his wife Roksana Begum alias Disco has been absconding. The court also acquitted two other accused persons in the case Jahir Raihan and Sadiya Akhter Asha as the charges brought against them were not proved.
According to the prosecution, Kotwali police conducted raid at the house of Roksana Begum alias Disco, locally known as ‘drug queen’ in Alamnagar area of the city on September 2 in 2013 and seized 32 gram of heroin. Sub-inspector (SI) Raihanul filed a case in this connection with Kotwali Thana accusing four persons, including the couple and their cohorts Jahir Raihan and Sadiya Akhter Asha. After investigation, Investigation Officer (IO) of the case SI Moktarur Rahman submitted chargesheet before the learned court against the accused persons when the process of trial began. After examining the witnesses and evidences of the case during hearing, the learned court found the couple guilty and delivered the verdict against them acquitting the other two accused persons. The sentence for absconding convict Roksana Begum alias Disco will be effective from the date of her arrest. Public Prosecutor of Rangpur Advocate Abdul Malek appeared on behalf of the state during hearing of the case while senior Advocate Abdur Rahman defended the accused side.