Charge sheet against Papia, husband in arms case submitted

Court Correspondent | Published: 01:06, Jun 30,2020


Shamima Nur Papia

Rapid Action Battalion on Monday placed a charge sheet against expelled Juba Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon in an arms case filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station.

RAB-1 sub-inspector and investigation officer of the case Arifuzzaman, also submitted the 35-page charge sheet accusing the two to Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court.

The court’s GRO sub-inspector Md. Ashrafuzzaman of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station said that 12 people have been made witnesses and the IO said the charges pressed against the couple were primarily proven and they should be brought under trial.

The elite force arrested Papia, then general secretary of Narsingdi district unit of Juba Mohila League, husband and their two associates—Sabbir Khandaker, and Sheikh Tayiba, from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on February 22 while trying to flee the country.

It also recovered seven passports, around Tk 2.12 lakh in cash, Tk 25,600 in fake currency, huge amount of fake currencies of different countries from their possession during the arrest.

On the following day, members of RAB raided two city houses of Papiya and her rented presidential suite at a five-star hotel, and seized a foreign-made pistol, Tk 58.41 lakh in cash among other things.

Later three cases were filed—two with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station under the Arms and the Special Powers Acts while another with Biman Bandar Police Station under the Special Powers Act 1974.

On February 24, the couple was placed on a 15-day remand in the three cases.

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