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Papia, husband sentenced to 27 years in jail

  • Published at 02:34 pm October 12th, 2020
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File photo: Papia and her husband were arrested on February 22 by RAB from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with counterfeit banknotes, foreign currencies, and cash Focus Bangla

They were arrested by RAB on February 22 along with their accomplices

A Dhaka court has sentenced Shamima Nur Papia, expelled general secretary of Jubo Mohila League’s Narsingdi district unit, and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon to 27 years in jail.

They were sentenced to 20 years in jail in an arms case and another seven years' imprisonment for the possession of bullets.

Judge KM Imrul Kayesh of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court gave the verdict on Monday.

Both Papia and her husband were produced before the court by the police during the hearing.

On September 27, the court fixed Monday for delivering the verdict after the argument hearing of both prosecution and defence in the case was concluded.


Also read - Verdict in arms case against Papia, her husband on October 12


On June 29, RAB 1 Sub Inspector Md Arifuzzaman, the investigation officer (IO) of the case, submitted a 35-page long charge sheet against the couple to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka.

In the charge sheet, the IO said the charges brought against the couple had primarily been proven and they should be brought under trial. He also anticipated maximum punishment for all accused in the case.

The IO of the case named a total of 12 individuals as witnesses in the charge sheet.

Earlier on February 22, RAB arrested Papia and her husband, along with their accomplices, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with counterfeit banknotes, foreign currencies, and some cash.


Also read - Prosecution wants life imprisonment for Papia, husband in arms case


According to RAB, Papia was the ringleader of a gang and was engaged in smuggling counterfeit notes. RAB also found that she was involved in illegal arms business and drug trading, and ran a prostitution racket.

Later, Jubo Mohila League expelled Papia from her position as the general secretary of its Narsingdi unit.

RAB also recovered one foreign-made pistol, two magazines, 20 bullets, five bottles of foreign liquor, five passports, three cheque books, some foreign currencies, and 10 bank cards from Papia’s residences.

RAB officials raided Papia’s two flats and her rented presidential suite at a five-star hotel in Dhaka, and seized the items belonging to her and her husband Mofizur.

Three cases were filed against them — two under the Arms Act and the Narcotics Control Act with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station, and one for carrying counterfeit currencies with Airport police station.

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