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12:00 AM, February 25, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:47 AM, February 25, 2020

Papia on 15-day remand

Jubo Mohila League's suspended leader Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon have been placed on 15-day remand each, in connection with three cases filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar and Bimanbandar police stations in the capital.

Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim placed them on 10-day remand each in two cases filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station under the Special Powers Act and Arms Act.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Masud-Ur-Rahman granted a five-day remand prayer for them in another case filed with Bimanbandar Police Station under the Special Powers Act.

Papia and Sumon were produced before the courts with a 30-day remand prayer each in the three cases.

Meanwhile, Metropolitan Magistrate Md Masud-Ur-Rahman placed two accomplices of Papia and Sumon -- Sabbir Khandaker and Sheikh Taiyaba Nur -- on five-day remands each, after police produced the duo with a 10-day remand prayer each in a case filed with Bimanbandar Police Station.

According to the police forwarding report, the accused confessed that they amassed a huge amount of money in an organised manner through illegal arms, drugs and smuggling trades, extortion, lobbying, fake note business and land grabbing.

Rab on Sunday raided two flats belonging to Papia and Sumon after arresting on Saturday.

Rab seized counterfeit notes, foreign currencies and around Tk 2.5 lakh from their possession. Raiding the two flats on Indira Road and a presidential suite at a five-star hotel, Rab recovered around Tk 58 lakh in cash.

In addition to the fake currencies, they had seven passports in their possession.

Rab handed over the four arrestees to Bimanbandar Police Station yesterday. The elite force also filed three cases with the two police stations.

NONE WILL BE SPARED: QUADER

None will be spared if they commit crime, Obaidul Quader said while responding to journalists at his secretariat office, while questioned about the Jubo Mohila League leader's arrest.

Government has taken a zero tolerance policy against any crime, and that is why law enforcers are taking action against criminals, the minister told reporters.

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