December 4, 2020, 7:17 am

Abu Taher Bappa

2020-10-12 16:09:33 BdST

Arms Case: Court awards 20 years jail to Papia, her husband

The much awaited verdict against Papia and her husband was delivered on Monday awarding 27 years of imprisonment each in arms case.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh on Monday passed the order, sentencing the couple 20-year imprisonment in one section of the act, while they were sentenced to seven-year imprisonment in another.

Both the sentence would run concurrently, meaning the couple would have to suffer total 20 years behind the bars.

The arms case was earlier filed against the expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon.

RAB arrested Papia, her husband and their two accomplices from Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on February 22, while they were attempting to leave the country.

Later, RAB raided Papia's house on Indira Road in Farmgate 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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