DOT Desk :  A Dhaka tribunal today sentenced Abdul Malek, a driver of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS), to 30 years’ rigorous imprisonment for possessing firearms and ammunition at his residence in September last year, reports The Daily Star.
 Judge Md Robiul Alam of Special Tribunal-4 of Dhaka handed down the sentence in presence of the convict in a packed courtroom.
 In the verdict, the judge observed that the prosecution was able to prove the charges against Malek and he was given the highest punishment for committing the offences.
 Malek was sentenced to 15 years for possessing firearms and 15 years for possessing ammunition. But the punishment will run concurrently, the judge said.Earlier, the prosecution and defence completed their arguments and the tribunal recorded statements of 13 prosecution witnesses, including complainant of the case.