The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Tuesday filed a money laundering case against ruling Awami League MP Kazi Shahid Islam Papul of Luxmipur-2 constituency who is now in a jail in Kuwait after his arrest.
Besides, Papul’s wife Selina Islam, MP, daughter Wafa Islam, sister-in-law Jesmine Prodhan and his personal secretary were made accused in the case.
The CID filed the case with the city’s Paltan Police Station on Tuesday under the Money Laundering Act.
It was mentioned in the case that Kazi Shahid Islam Papul, MP siphoned off Tk 38 crore 22 lakh 40 thousand from the country.
Meanwhile, the High Court (HC) on Tuesday asked Papul’s wife Selina Islam, and their daughter Wafa Islam to surrender by December 28 in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
A virtual HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel ordered them to surrender to a trial court by December 28.
Lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan was present in the court on behalf of the ACC while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin represented the state.
ACC deputy director Md Salahuddin lodged the case accusing Papul, Selina Islam, Wafa Islam and Papul’s sister-in-law Jasmine Akter on November 11.
At night on June 7 last, Papul was arrested by Kuwait police from Mushriq area on an allegation of his involvement in human trafficking.
Following the arrest, the Kuwaiti government froze Shahid’s bank account. He holds about five million Kuwaiti dinars or Tk 1.38 billion in those accounts.