Trial in money laundering case against Papia, her husband begins
A Dhaka court today (September 25, 2022) began trial of Tk 3.23 crore money laundering case against five people, including expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon, a former Chhatra League leader.
The three other accused are the couple's associates Sabbir Khondaker, Sheikh Taiyaba Nur and Zobair Alam.
Of them, Papia, Sumon, Sabbir and Taiyaba are now in jail custody while Zobair Alam was shown "fugitive" in the charge sheet.
Judge Badrul Alam Bhuiyan of the Special Judge's Court-8 recorded the statement of CID Inspector Md Moniruzzaman today.
After recording statement, the judge fixed October 16 for cross-examination of the complainant on behalf of the accused, who are now in jail.
On August 21, the same court framed charges against the accused in the case.
CID Inspector Md Moniruzzaman filed the case with Gulshan Police Station under the Money Laundering Control Act on March 21, 2020.
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, 2020.
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 the possessions of the accused.