First testimony against Papiya, her husband today
Published: 12:20 PM, 31 August 2020 Updated: 12:21 PM, 31 August 2020
Shamima Nur Papiya and her husband Mofizur Rahman
The first testimony of the arms case against Shamima Nur Papiya and her husband Mofizur Rahman is scheduled to be heard on Monday.
The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes rejected the plea for release of the accused and fixed the date for taking testimony on August 23.
The investigation officer of the case, SI Md. Arifuzzaman of RAB-1, submitted the chargesheet, where 12 people have been made witnesses, to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) court on June 29.
Earlier, RAB-1 arrested Papiya and her husband along with two accomplices from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on February 22 while trying to flee the country. Seven passports, Tk 2,12,270, counterfeit notes of Tk 25,600, 11,481 dollars, some currencies of Sri Lanka and India and two debit cards were recovered from them.
Later, RAB raided the Papiya’s flat in Farmgate and recovered a foreign pistol, two magazines, 20 bullets, five bottles of foreign liquor, Tk 58.41 lakh and credit and debit cards of various banks.
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 were filed.