Charge-sheet against Papia, her husband accepted
Published: 03:39 PM, 6 October 2021
Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon
A Dhaka court on Wednesday accepted a charge sheet filed in a graft case against Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh accepted the charge sheet in the presence of the duo.
The court also set November 8 for holding hearing on charge framing in the case and transferred the case to Dhaka Special Judge Court-3 for further proceedings.
On August 4, 2020, ACC Deputy Director Shaheen Ara Momtaz filed the case with its Dhaka district office-1 for amassing illegal wealth of Tk 6.24 crore.
According to the case documents, Papia and her husband from October 12, 2019, to February 22, 2020, took a total of 25 rooms of a five-star hotel in Dhaka on rent and paid more than Tk 3.23 crore cash as room rent, bills for bars, spa, laundry and food service.
Papia spent around Tk 40 lakh in shopping during her stay at the hotel, but couldn't show any valid source of income against this huge sum.
Earlier on February 22, 2020, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Papia and her husband, along with two of their accomplices, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with counterfeit banknotes, foreign currencies and cash.