Drug case: Indictment hearing against Papia, husband Jan 12
Published: 12:37 PM, 3 December 2020 Updated: 12:41 PM, 3 December 2020
Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon
The court today has adjourned the hearing of the charges in the drug case against Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon and fixed January 12 for the next hearing.
The court of Dhaka’s Third Joint Metropolitan Sessions Judge Amirul Islam fixed the new date on Thursday.
Earlier, accused Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman were produced in court. Defendant’s lawyer then appealed for time for a hearing to form the charges. The court granted the petition and fixed January 12 for the next hearing.
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.
A case under the Special Powers Act was filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station in connection with the seizure of foreign liquor. On 10 September, the investigation officer submitted the final investigation report of the case. Later on 13 September, the judge signed saying “seen”. The documents were later submitted to the court on 20 September.