A Khulna Court on Thursday sentenced a man to death and five others to different terms in a case over possessing cocaine in 2017.
The condemned convict is Bikash Chandra Biswas. He was also fined Tk one lakh.
Khulna District and Sessions Judge Mashiur Rahman Chowdhury handed down the verdict in presence of two convicts.
Besides, Sohel Rana was sentenced to life imprisonment and fined Tk one lakh, Arifur Rahman alias Sagir sentenced to 15 years rigorous imprisonment and fined Tk one lakh, in default, to suffer another two years more RI.
The court sentenced Bikash Chandra Mandal, Ershad and Fazlur Rahman Fakir to 10 years imprisonment and fined Tk 25,000 each, in default, to suffer another year of imprisonment.
According to the case statement, tipped off, a team of Khulna Rab-6 arrested Sohel Rana conducting a drive at Moylapota crossing of Khulna city on August 11 in 2017. They also seized 230 grams of cocaine worth Tk 2.30 crore from Sohel’s possession.
Based on Sohel’s information given during interrogation, Rab men arrested five others conducting different drives in the city. Later, they seized 20 more grams of cocaine worth Tk 2.20.
Rab official Md Rabiul Islam filed a case under the Narcotic Control Act at Rupsha Police Station against the six arrestees.