Major General Sheikh Mazen Al Jarrah, the assistant under-secretary of Kuwait's Ministry of Interior, was detained on Friday for accepting bribe from Bangladeshi lawmaker Mohammed Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul.
Al Jarrah is being charged with accepting bribes from Papul in exchange for fast-tracking transactions for his businesses, reported Al Qabas.
Kuwait public prosecution issued a warrant against Al Jarrah on Thursday, after receiving information that Al Jarrah is a suspect in the Kazi Papul case.
Earlier on June 30, Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Anas Al-Saleh issued a decree suspending Major General Mazen Al-Jarrah for allegedly accepting bribe from Papul.
Kazi Papul, managing director and chief executive officer of Marafie Kuwaitia Group, was arrested by Kuwaiti CID on June 6 this year over human trafficking, money laundering and bribing charges. He is currently being detained in Kuwait's central prison and will remain there till July 19. A Kuwait court has asked the authorities to produce other Bangladeshis and Kuwaitis arrested on charges of human trafficking, money laundering, bribery and illegal visa trading before the court during the hearing.
Meanwhile in Bangladesh, the independent lawmaker from Lakshmipur-2 constituency Md Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul and his three associates were sued over human trafficking charges. A case has been filed against Papul and his associates with Motijheel police station in Dhaka on July 7.