ACC initiates inquiry against Shamima Nur Papia

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday launched an inquiry against Juba Mahila League’s suspended leader Shamima Nur Papia on charge of her alleged involvement in accumulation of illegal wealth.

The commission included the name of Papia in its list of suspects those are allegedly accumulated illegal wealth through casino and other illegal ways, said the commission chairman Iqbal Mahmood.

Papia is now facing 15 days interrogation in police custody in three cases filed by police.

According to police, Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon confessed that they had amassed a huge amount of money in an organised manner through illegal smuggling and trading arms and drugs, extortion, lobbying, fake currency business and land grabbing.

On February 23, the Rapid Action Battalion raided two flats belonging to Papia and Sumon after arresting them at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on February 22. RAB seized counterfeit notes, foreign currencies and around Tk 2.5 lakh in cash from.

RAB also found around Tk 58 lakh in cash raiding two flats on Indira Road in Dhaka and also a presidential suite at a five-star hotel.

Apart from the lavish flats in Dhaka, Papia and Sumon — a former Chhatra League leader — own two more flats and two plots worth around Tk 2 crore in Narsingdi and several luxurious cars.

In addition to the fake currencies, they had seven passports in their names. (Source: New Age)

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