Thursday, 9 December, 2021

Graft case

HC order Papul’s wife, daughter to surrender in 10 days

HC order Papul’s wife, daughter to surrender in 10 days

The High Court on Thursday asked MP Shahid Islam Papul’s wife Selina Islam and their daughter Wafa Islam to surrender before a court within 10 days in a graft case filed over laundering Tk 148.41 crore.

The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order after rejecting their bail petition.

Advocate Khurshid Alam stood for the ACC while Advocate Abdul Baset Majumdar and Advocate Syed Ahmed Raza for petitioner and deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state.

The HC also asked the deputy director of Bangladesh Bank Mohamamd Arefin Ahsan Mia to appear before it on January 4 and place his explanation about his letter related to the case.

On November 26, MP Shahid Islam Papul's wife, daughter, and sister-in-law Jesmin Prodhan filed two petitions with the High Court  seeking anticipatory bail in a graft case.

Earlier on November 11, ACC investigating officer Salahuddin Ahmed filed the case on charge of amassing Tk 2.31 crore illegal wealth and laundering Tk 148 crore.

On June 6, Kuwait's Criminal Investigation Department arrested Shahid on charges of human trafficking, visa trading, and money laundering.