ACC seeks ban on MP Papul, his family’s bank transactions

Md Solamain Salman

22nd June, 2020 10:16:08 printer

ACC seeks ban on MP Papul, his family’s bank transactions

The Anti-Corruption commission (ACC) on Monday sent a letter to Bangladesh Bank (BB) for halting transactions in the bank accounts of lawmaker Md Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul, his family members and his company.

ACC sent the letter signed by inquiry officer and ACC deputy director Mohammad Salauddin to the chief of Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) of Bangladesh Bank requesting them to take measures in this matter.

The ACC also requested BB to provide necessary information regarding the bank accounts of MP Papul, his wife Selina Islam who is also a lawmaker (reserve seat) and their daughter Kazi Wafa Islam and Selina’s sister Jesmin Akter.

ACC is investigating the allegations of amassing illegal wealth and money laundering against the MP Papul and his family members.

Earlier on Saturday, Kuwait public prosecution approached the Kuwait’s Central Bank to freeze the bank accounts of the Bangladeshi Lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul and his company.

Papul, who was arrested by Kuwait law enforcement agency in connection with cases related to human trafficking, visa selling and money laundering are now in Kuwait jail.

Arab Times reported that the financial balance of Papul’s company in Kuwait was around five million Kuwaiti Dinars (KD), including three million as the company’s capital.

The ACC in Bangladesh on June 17 imposed a ban on international travelling by MP Papul, his wife lawmaker Selina Islam and two other family members.

The ACC also sent a letter to National Board of Revenue seeking tax related documents and of the four people while it also sent letter to Election Commission seeking electoral affidavit of MP Kazi Papul and his wife Selina.