On completion of trial within nine working days, a Dhaka tribunal has fixed October 12 for delivering the judgment in an arms case against expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman.
Earlier in the day, defence lawyers completed their arguments and sought acquittal of their clients from the case.
They told the court that the prosecution has failed to prove the charges brought against their clients.
On September 24, the prosecution completed arguments and sought the highest punishment (life term) for the couple in connection with the arms case.
The tribunal recorded statements of10 prosecution witnesses, including complainant of the case.
The same tribunal framed charges against the couple in the case on August 23.
A team of Rab arrested Papia and her husband -- a former Chhatra League leader -- and their two accomplices from Dhaka's HazratShahjalal International Airport on February 22 when they were trying to leave the country.
The following morning, Rab raided the house of Papia at Indira Road in Farmgate and recovered a foreign pistol, two magazines, 20 bullets, five bottles of foreign liquor, Tk 58,41,000 cash, 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.