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Arms case verdict against Papia couple on Oct 12

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Published: 13:11, 27 September 2020  
Arms case verdict against Papia couple on Oct 12

A Dhaka court has fixed October 12 to announce verdict against expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon in an arms case.

Judge KM Imrul Kayes of Dhaka's Special Tribunal 1 set the date on Sunday (Sept 27).
On September 24, the prosecution completed arguments and sought maximum punishment for the accused in the case. On the other hand, the defence lawyer sought their acquittal.

The investigation officer cited in the charge sheet that the charges brought against them were primarily proven.

12 people were made witnesses in the charge sheet.

Papia, her husband -- a former Chhatra League leader -- and their two accomplices were arrested by RAB-1 from Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on February 22 when they were trying to leave the country.

During this time, the elite force members recovered seven passports, Tk2,12,270, fake notes of Tk25,600, USD 11,481, 420 Sri Lankan rupee, 301 Indian rupee and two debit cards from their possession.

RAB later raided Papia's Farmgate flats and recovered a foreign-made pistol, two magazines, 20 bullets, five bottles of foreign-made liquor, Tk 58,41,000 cash, credit and debit cards of different banks from there.

In this connection, three cases were filed--two with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station under the Arms and the Special Powers Acts while another with Biman Bandar Police Station under the Special Powers Act- 1974.

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