Arms case: Indictment hearing against Papia, her husband today

A Dhaka court is set to hold hearing on charge framing on Sunday in an arms case filed against expelled Bangladesh Awami Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon.

The hearing will be held in the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes.

Earlier on August 18, the court fixed August 23 for the hearing on framing charges against the two accused in the arms case.

Investigation officer (IO) and RAB sub-inspector Arifuzzaman filed charge-sheet against the couple in the case on 29 June, making 12 people witnesses.

RAB raided their two luxurious flats in the capital’s Indira Road area and recovered a foreign pistol, two magazines, 20 rounds of bullet, five bottles of foreign alcohol, and over Tk 5.84 million in cash, among other things.

Earlier on August 4, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case against Papia and her husband for amassing about Tk 6.24 crore illegally.