Arms case: Prosecution seeks highest punishment for expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Papia
03:37 PM, September 24, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:47 PM, September 24, 2020

Arms case: Prosecution seeks highest punishment for expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Papia

The prosecution today completed its arguments and sought highest punishment -- life term imprisonment -- for expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman in an arms case.

During today's hearing, Dhaka Metropolitan Public Prosecutor Abdullah Abu told the court that they have been able to prove the charges against the couple, and appealed to the tribunal to give them the highest punishment.

On completion of prosecution's submissions, defence for Mofizur Rahman started placing arguments on behalf of the couple.

As the defence could not complete, Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Special Tribunal-1 of Dhaka fixed September 27 for the next date of hearing.

Earlier on August 23, the same tribunal framed charges against the couple in the case.

A team of Rab arrested Papia and her husband -- a former Chhatra League leader -- and their two accomplices from Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on February 22, as they were attempting to leave the country.

The following morning, Rab raided Papia's house at Indira Road in Farmgate in the capital, and recovered a foreign pistol, two magazines, 20 bullets, five bottles of foreign liquor, Tk 58,41,000 in cash, as well as credit and debit cards of different banks.

On February 24, an arms case was filed against the couple with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station.

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