Papia ‘cries’ after verdict...

Dhaka, Wednesday   28 October 2020

Papia ‘cries’ after verdict

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:35 PM, 12 October 2020   Updated: 03:37 PM, 12 October 2020

Papia at court; Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Papia at court; Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Shamima Nur Papia, expelled general secretary of Jubo Mohila League’s Narsingdi District unit, cried in court after hearing the verdict of 27 years imprisonment. 

A court on Monday has sentenced Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon to 27 years in prison in the arms case.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh passed the order, sentencing the couple 20-year imprisonment in one section of the act, while they were sentenced to seven-year imprisonment in another.

They were taken to court before the verdict was announced. Papia was silent while reading the verdict. Later, she burst into tears after the judge ordered their imprisonment. Police later took her to the prison van.

Read more: Papia, her husband get 27yrs in prison

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.

Complaints against Papia that she used to bring young women in Dhaka and get them involved in prostitution. She even used to blackmail influential people.