Prosecution wants life imprisonment for Papia couple

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 16:36, Sep 24,2020 | Updated: 16:38, Sep 24,2020


The prosecution in an arms case filed against expelled Juba Mahila League leader Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon on Thursday pleaded for the couple’s life imprisonment.

‘We think the prosecution has been able to prove the case against them beyond any reasonable doubt and the court would sentence them life imprisonment,’ Dhaka Metropolitan public prosecutor Abdullah Abu said.

After the end of the prosecution arguments, the defence started submitting their arguments for Sumon and pleaded for acquittal. After that they started arguing for Papia.

At the end of the proceeding, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayes adjourned the hearing until September 27.

The prosecution on September 8 ended their testimony in the case as they produced total of 12 witnesses on different hearing dates.

The court on August 23 framed charges in the case.

Investigation officer and Rapid Action Battalion sub-inspector Arifuzzaman filed charge-sheet against the couple in the case on June 29, making 12 people witnesses.

Earlier on February 22, the RAB arrested Papia and her husband, along with two of their accomplices, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with counterfeit banknotes, foreign currencies, and cash.

RAB later raided their two luxurious flats in the capital’s Indira Road area and recovered a foreign-made pistol, two magazines, 20 bullets, five bottles of foreign liquor and Tk 58.41 lakh in cash, among other things.

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