Graft case: Trial against Papia, her husband begins
Published: 01:34 PM, 30 November 2021 Updated: 01:44 PM, 30 November 2021
Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon
A Dhaka court on Tuesday framed charges against Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon in a case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) over amassing more than Tk 6.24 crore illegally.
Judge Muhammad Ali Hussain of the Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka read out the charges to them. The court also fixed December 22 for starting trial of the case.
Earlier in the day, Papia and Sumon has been placed before the court. They pleaded not guilty and demanded justice.
Anti-Corruption Commission's Deputy Director Shahin Ara Momtaz, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the Senior Special Judge's Court on March 30.
On August 4 last year, the ACC filed the case against the couple with its Integrated District Office-1 of Dhaka. According to the case statement, Papia paid over Tk 3.23 crore cash to the Westin hotel for services between October 12, 2019 and February 22, 2020.