Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has found a huge amount of wealth and properties of Shamima Nur Papya in the capital and Narsingdi, said a press release of the elite force on Sunday.
The wealth and properties include two luxurious flats in Farmgate, a luxurious car, two flats in Narsingdi town and two plots in Baghdi of Narsingdi.Besides, she has made an investment of Tk 10 million in a car showroom ‘Car Exchange’ adjacent to FDC gate and Tk 4 million investment in KMC Car Wash and Auto Solution in Narsingdi.
In addition, she has a huge amount of money in various bank accounts.
On Saturday, the RAB-1 arrested Papya, general secretary of the district unit of Jubo Mahila League, her husband Mafizur Rahman alias Sumon Chowdhury, Sabbir Khondaker and Sheikh Tayyeb from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital.
The force recovered seven passports, Tk 212,270, seven mobile phones and currencies of various countries from their possession.
The information gleaned from Papya helped the RAB men to recover a foreign-made pistol, two magazines, 20 bullets, five bottles of wine, Tk 58.41 lakh, five passports and 10 ATM cards from their room at Hotel Westin in Gulshan and two flats at in Farmgate on Sunday.
The force said that the accused stayed at luxurious hotels in the capital most of the time.They stayed in Hotel Westin for 59 days from October last year to February 13 and paid Tk 8.14 million (81.42 lakh) to the hotel.
During preliminary investigation, the RAB found out that Papya and her husband earned a huge amount of money from illegal arms and drug trading and deceiving people in the name of giving them jobs.
They forced young girls, most of whom were from Narsingdi, to get involved in sexual acts.
They also tortured the women if they did not comply with their (couple) order.
Besides, the married couple has a criminal gang named ‘Q and C’ in the district.
On Sunday, Jubo Mahila League central committee expelled Papya from the party for life.