PW testimonies in arms case against Papiya, husband starts
Published: 05:49 PM, 31 August 2020
Expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papiya and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon
The first prosecution witness (PW) in an arms case against expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papiya and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon has started.
DAD Saiful Islam of RAB-1 is testifying in the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes on Monday.
The court on August 23 rejected the plea for the release of the accused and fixed the date for taking testimony.
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.