DHAKA: The government will take action against those involved in crimes on the basis of specific information. Law enforcement agencies are continuing their efforts to collect information about them. Action will be taken against them in phases.
As part of this, the government arrested Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia, said various government sources.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Saturday (Feb 22) arrested Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and later raided two flats belonging to them on Sunday (Feb 23).
The two were arrested while trying to flee the country. Rab seized counterfeit notes, foreign currencies and around Tk 2.5 lakh from their possession.
Papia lured poor women of Narsingdi and forced them into sex work, said Rab.
A presidential suite at a five-star hotel in the capital had been booked in her name for 59 days and paid for. The amount paid was around Tk 81.42 lakh.
Shamima Nur Papia was placed on a 15-day remand in three separate cases on Monday (Feb 24).
BDST: 1649 HRS, MAR 1, 2020