Testimony against expelled Jubo Mahila League leader Shamima Noor Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman in the case filed under the Arms Act has ended.
RAB Deputy Inspector Arifuzzaman testified in the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kaish on Tuesday.
This ended the testimony of the case. 12 out of 14 witnesses have testified since August 31.
On September 6, police sub-inspector Sudhanshu Sarkar, Md. Shairul Islam and RAB sub-inspector Arifuzzaman testified in court.
On that day Sudhanshu Sarkar, Md. Shairul Islam's testimony and interrogation were over, but investigation officer Arifuzzaman's partial testimony was accepted. The court fixed September 8 for the rest of the testimony and cross-examination.
Earlier on August 31, the witness of the seizure list of the case, Deputy Inspector of RAB Saiful Alam testified in the court. The next day, on September 1, he was questioned by the lawyer of the accused.
On the same day, the second day of testimony ended with the testimony and cross-examination of RAB DAD Shafiqul Islam, the plaintiff in the case.
Then on the third day of testimony on September 2, five more testified against the Papia couple in court. They are ASI Suman Mia, Sepoy Farooq Hossain, Sepoy Aleya Khatun, Sangeet Force Jiban Chandra and House Manager Deepta Das.
On September 3, witnesses to the seizure list, Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Jamal and one Habibur Rahman testified. Later, the court fixed September 6 as the date for taking the evidence.
On August 25, the court formed the complaint. Later, he fixed 31 August, 1, 2 and 3 September for taking evidence. The court fixed these dates for the hearing on August 18.
On June 29, RAB sub-inspector Arifuzzaman, the investigating officer of the case, filed a charge sheet against them in the case under the Arms Act of Sherebangla Nagar Police Station in the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court.
Earlier, on February 24, Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman were remanded for five days and 10 days in the weapons case of Sherbangla Nagar police station. Later on March 10, the two were remanded for five days and 10 days in the same case.
On February 23, RAB raided the two flats of the Papia couple in Roshan's Domino Relivo, a luxury building located at 28 Indira Road, Farmgate area.
In the raid, one foreign pistol, two pistol magazines, 20 rounds of pistol bullets, five bottles of foreign liquor and 58 lakh 41 thousand taka, five passports, three check sheets, foreign currency, 10 visas and ATM cards of various banks were seized.
On February 22, RAB arrested four persons including Papia while leaving the country from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
Meanwhile, seven passports, 2 lakh 12 thousand 270 taka, 25 thousand 600 taka fake currency, 11 thousand 91 US dollars and currency of different countries were seized from them.