Industry Desk: The Public Prosecutor of Kuwait had approached the Central Bank to freeze the bank accounts of Mohammad Shahid Islam, MP of Laxmipur-2 constituency (independent), who was held in Kuwait connection with cases related to human trafficking, residency visa trading and money laundering, According to sources that the financial balance of the company amounts to about 5 million Kiewit dinars, including 3 million dinars as company’s capital, reports Arab Times.
The prosecution has contacted the bank to freeze the accounts so that they are not emptied as they have come under suspicion, and the money will be required to be recovered if the charges are proven before the courts, it said.
Earlier on Thursday, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) here sought income tax documents of MP Shahid, MP and his sister-in-law from the National Board of Revenue (NBR).
ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said deputy director of ACC Mohammad Salauddin sought the documents from NBR in connection with the MP’s alleged involvement in money laundering and accumulating illegal wealth.
On June 9, the ACC served notices to MP Shahid Islam, and his family members, seeking their wealth statements.
ACC Assistant Director M Salahuddin served the notices to Shahid, his wife lawmaker Selina Islam, their daughter Kazi Wafa Islam and Selina’s sister Jemin Akter.
They were asked to submit their copies of passports, National Identity Cards, TINs and income tax returns within 15 days.
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Kuwait “detained” Shahid Islam, Managing Director and CEO of a company there on June 6.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said they are trying to know the actual facts behind the reported “detention or arrest” of the Bangladeshi parliamentarian, terming such incident “regrettable and shameful”.
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