Report against 4 including Papul on April 5...

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Report against 4 including Papul on April 5

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:21 PM, 14 February 2021  

Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul. File Photo

Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul. File Photo

A court in Dhaka has fixed April 5 for the submission of investigation report against four people including Laxmipur-2 MP Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul in the case of money laundering and amassing illegal wealth.   

Judge KM Imrul Kayesh of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court on Sunday set the new date as the investigation officer in the case failed to submit the report today. 

The other accused in the case are - Papul's wife MP Selina Islam, sister-in-law Jesmin Pradhan and daughter Wafa Islam. 

On November 11, ACC Deputy Director Md Salahuddin filed the case against Papul and three others at the ACC's integrated district office-1. Later on November 12, the court accepted the statement of the case. 

According to the case statement, though 23-year-old Jesmin Pradhan has no source of income of her own, the ACC has found illegal assets worth Tk2.31 crore. Hiding behind companies that existed on paper alone, Jesmin's five bank accounts were used to launder Tk148 crore between 2012 and 2020. 

According to the ACC, Shahid Islam Papul used the bank accounts to transfer and launder illegal assets accumulated by his family. 

On June 6 last year, Kuwait's Criminal Investigation Department arrested Papul, an independent lawmaker from Laxmipur-2 and also the managing director and CEO of Marafie Kuwaitia Group. 

A Kuwaiti court, on January 28, sentenced him and four others to four years in jail in the bribery case. The court, headed by Counselor Abdullah Al-Othman, also fined them 1.9 million Kuwaiti dinars.