The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has appealed before a Dhaka court to freeze and seize wealth of Lakshmipur lawmaker Kazi Shahid Islam Papul and his accomplices, a day after filing a money laundering case against him.
Earlier, CID found concrete evidence of Tk38.22 crore laundered by Papul and is working to trace the flow of the rest of the money, it says in the case statement filed on Tuesday with Paltan police station against Papul and his accomplices.
MP Papul's misdeeds came in light when a Kuwait-returnee victim Rubel Haq said that he paid five lakh taka for a job in the country, but was among 10 people who were sent back by Kuwait authorities.
Based on his allegation, CID arrested Golam Mostafa and he later confessed before a court that he took five to seven lakh taka, promising jobs in Kuwait, from many people – on the instructions of Papul and Badrul. He then transferred the money to the brothers.
This is the first case CID filed against Papul, his family members and associates.
Earlier, a Kuwait-returnee victim Abdul Alim filed a human trafficking case against Papul at Motijheel police station on 7 July.
The Anti-Corruption Commission, on 11 November, filed the case against Shahid, his wife, daughter and sister-in-law for laundering Tk148 crore.