Arms case: Verdict against Papia, her husband Oct 12
Published: 01:03 PM, 27 September 2020
Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Suman
A court set October 12 for delivering its verdict in an arms case filed against Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Suman.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes fixed the date after presenting arguments of the prosecution and the defence on Sunday.
Earlier on September 24, the prosecution presented arguments in the case and sought the maximum punishment for Papia and her husband Sumon. Later, the court fixed today for the presentation of the remaining arguments.
On February 22 this year, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Papia and her husband, along with two of their accomplices, from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka when they were trying to leave the country. Seven passports, 2,12,270, fake notes worth Tk 25,600, $11,481, 420 Sri Lankan rupees, 301 Indian rupees and two debit cards were also recovered from their possession.
Later, the elite force members raided Papia's 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.
One case was filed under the Arms Act with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station, one under the Special Powers Act and another under the Special Powers Act with the Airport Police Station.