Arms Case: Verdict of Papia, Her Husband Monday

Desk Report

Published: 11 Oct 2020, 06:09 pm

The verdict of the arms case lodged against expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon will be pronounced on Monday.

Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Special Tribunal-1 of Dhaka will deliver the verdict at noon tomorrow, says media report quoting Additional Public Prosecutor Tapash Kumar Pal.

The judge on September 27 fixed the date for delivering the judgment in the case on completion of the trial.

Papia and her husband -- a former Chhatra League leader -- and their two associates were arrested from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on February 22 at a time when they were trying to leave the country.

RAB raided Papia’s residence located at Indira Road in city's Farmgate area the following day and recovered a foreign-made pistol, two magazines, 20 bullets, five bottles of foreign liquor, Tk 58,41,000 in cash, as well as credit and debit cards of various banks.

An arms case was lodged against the couple with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station in Dhaka on February 24.

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