Tk 148cr Illegal Transactions

ACC to sue MP Papul, family members

Staff Correspondent

11 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday approved a case against lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul and his three family members on charges of illegal transaction of Tk 148 crore.

MP Papul’s wife, also reserved seat MP, Selina Islam, daughter Kazi Wafa Islam, sister-in-law Jesmin Akhter, and his business associate Jamshed Kabir alias Baki Billah will also be made accused in the case for the illegal transaction of Tk 148 crore.

The anti-graft watchdog approved the case against the four people in its regular meeting on Tuesday, said ACC Director (Media) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

ACC Deputy Director Md Salahuddin will file the case soon, he added

An independent lawmaker from Lakshmipur 2 constituency, Papul was arrested by the Kuwaiti police on June 6 from his residence in Kuwait city.

Currently imprisoned in Kuwait, the Bangladeshi MP faced charges of human trafficking, money laundering, and exploitation of business workers.

On February 26, the ACC launched an inquiry against MP Papul over amassing huge amount of illegal wealth and the commission on June 10 served notices to the lawmaker and members of his family, seeking their wealth statements.

The commission on June 22 also sent a letter to Bangladesh Bank to freeze the business accounts of Papul, Selina, Wafa, and Jasmine in domestic and foreign banks and financial institutions.

The anti-graft watchdog on July 22 quizzed Selina and Jasmine for allegedly assisting Papul in human trafficking and amassing illegal wealth. The ACC also imposed a travel ban on the MP Papul’s family members on June 17.