The financial balance of Papul’s company amounts to about five million Kuwaiti dinars, including three million dinars as company capital
The Anti-Corruption commission (ACC) has taken measures to suspend cash withdrawal from the bank accounts of Md Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul,his family members and his company.
Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti prosecutors have approached their central bank to freeze the bank accounts of the Bangladeshi lawmaker and his company.
In a letter on Sunday, the ACC asked the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) to suspend debiting from the accounts of Kazi Papul, his wife reserved seat MP Selina Islam, daughter Wafa Islam and sister-in-law Jasmin Akhter.
Besides, the company accounts will also be suspended, according to the letter sent by ACC Deputy Director Md Salauddin.
According to an Arab Times report, the financial balance of Papul's company in Kuwait amounts to about five million Kuwaiti dinars, including three million dinars as company capital.
The prosecutors have contacted the central bank of Kuwait to freeze the accounts so that the suspects cannot withdraw money. Besides, it will be required to recover the money from the accounts if the charges are proven at court.
On June 7, Kazi Papul, a ruling party lawmaker from the Laxmipur-2 constituency, was arrested on human trafficking and money laundering charges by Kuwait's Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
The judge of Mushrif magistrate court sent him to jail denying his bail plea on the same day. As of June 10, the court has denied his bail plea three times.
After 12 days of interrogation by the Kuwait CID, Papul was transferred to prison on June 17.
At least 11 migrant workers have testified against the parliamentarian in the Kuwait court. The Kuwait CID detained them and sent them back to Bangladesh after recording their statements.
Back at home, the ACC on 17 June imposed a travel ban on three members of Papul's family.