“The prosecution heard testimonies of the expatriates who also paid annually in exchange of renewing their residency”
Five Bangladeshi expatriates have testified against Bangladeshi lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam before a Kuwait court.
In their deposition, they confirmed paying up to 3000 dinars to Shahid Islam, who was arrested in Kuwait on charge of human trafficking and money laundering, to go to Kuwait.
"The prosecution heard testimonies of the expatriates, who also paid annually in exchange of renewing their residency," reports Arab Times newspaper.
On June 7, The Criminal Investigation Department in Kuwait arrested Bangladesh lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam, widely known as Kazi Papul, on charge of human trafficking and money laundering.
The judge of Mushrif magistrate court denied MP Papul bail plea and then sent him to jail on Sunday.
The hearing date will be announced soon, confirmed the Bangladesh Ambassador S M Abul Kalam.
He is a member of parliament from Lakshmipur-2 constituency.