The court has fixed October 13 for recording deposition of witnesses in the case
A Dhaka court has framed charges against expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon alias Sumon Chowdhury and two others in a case lodged under the Special Powers Act for recovering fake notes from them.
Dhaka Metropolitan Additional Magistrate Hasibul Haque passed the order, initiating the trial procedure officially on Sunday.
The other two accused are Papia and Sumon’s associates Sabbir Khandakar and Sheikh Tayeba Nur.
The court fixed October 13 for recording deposition of witnesses in the case.
Earlier on November 29, 2020, Police filed a charge sheet in the case moved under Special Powers Act.
Police in the charge sheet accused the four of keeping, selling, and smuggling fake currencies of different countries.
Total 20 people were made witnesses in the case.
A Dhaka court on October 12, 2020, convicted Papia and her husband in an arms case and sentenced them to 20 years in prison.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on February 22, 2020, detained Papia and her husband, along with two of their accomplices, from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) with counterfeit banknotes, foreign currencies, and cash.
RAB later raided their two luxurious flats in the capital's Indira Road area and recovered a foreign-made pistol, two magazines, 20 bullets, five bottles of foreign liquor, Tk58.41 lakh in cash, among other things.