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05:01 PM, July 27, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:04 PM, July 27, 2020

Money laundering case: Papia, her husband and two others sent to jail

Expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia, her husband Mofizur Rahman (a former Chhatra League leader), and their two accomplices were sent to jail today in connection with a money laundering case.

Two other accused are: Sabbir Khondaker and Sheikh Taiyaba Nur.

Metropolitan Magistrate Masud-Ur-Rahman passed the order after Md Ibrahim, an inspector of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, produced them before the court on completion of their three-day remand.

The court also rejected a bail petition of Mofizur Rahman after his lawyer submitted it claiming his client innocent while no bail petitions for Papia and two others were submitted.

CID Inspector Md Moniruzzaman filed the case against them with Gulshan Police Station under the money laundering control act on March 29.

Earlier on June 29, Rapid Action Battalion pressed charges against Papia and her husband in a drug case.

A team of Rab-1 arrested Papia, her husband and their two accomplices from Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport when they were trying to leave the country on February 22.

In a raid, the elite forces recovered seven passports, Tk 2,12,270, fake notes of Tk 25,600, USD 11,481, Sri Lankan rupee 420, Indian rupee 301 and two debit cards from their possessions.

Later, the Rab members raided Papia's Farmgate flats and recovered a foreign-made pistol, two magazines, 20 rounds of bullets, five bottles of foreign liquor, Tk 58,41,000, and credit and debit cards of different banks during the drive.

Later, three cases were filed--two with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station under the Arms and the Special Powers acts while another one with Biman Bandar Police Station under the Special Powers Act-1974.

On February 24, Papia and her husband were placed on a 15-day remand each in three cases after they were produced before two separate Dhaka courts.

Sabbir and Taiyaba were placed on a five-day remand in a case filed with Biman Bandar Police Station.

According to the remand prayers, the investigation officers said the accused amassed considerable amount of wealth through business of illegal weapons and drugs, smuggling and trading of fake currencies, extortion and land trading.

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