Illegal wealth: Charges framed against Papia, her husband

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Dhaka, Nov 30: A court has framed charges against Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofijur Rahman Sumon in a case filed over the embezzlement of Tk 6.24 crore.

Judge Mohammad Ali Hossain of Dhaka’s Third Judge Court-3 passed the order on Tuesday.

The court also fixed December 22 for recording statements in the case.

Earlier on October 6, another Dhaka court took the charge sheet filed against them into the cognizance.

On March 30, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Deputy Director Shahin Ara Momtaz, also the case investigation officer, had submitted the charge sheet to the court.

He filed the case at the ACC’s Dhaka Coordinated Office 1 on August 4 last year.

According to the case statement, ACC found that the couple amassed illegal wealth worth Tk 62,418,000.

On February 22, last year, Rapid Action Battalion arrested the couple from Dhaka airport and raided two flats they own.

On October 12, a Dhaka court had sentenced Papia and Sumon to 27 years in jail in an arms case.