Kuwait interior ministry rejects reports of him obtaining a citizenship
Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior has rejected reports that Bangladesh MP Kazi Shahid Islam Papul has obtained citizenship of the country.
It comes a day after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told in parliament on Wednesday that the Laxmipur 2 constituency, represented by Papul, will be declared vacant if it’s found that the lawmaker is a Kuwaiti citizen.
In a statement on Thursday, the Kuwaiti ministry said that reports of the Papul obtaining citizenship were “incorrect”.
Papul lives in the Kuwait in line with the country’s Aliens Residence Law, the interior ministry said on it website before adding that the Bangladesh MP was referred to the public prosecution as a defendant in several cases.
Kuwaiti authorities arrested Papul on June 6 and pressed charges of human trafficking and money laundering against him.
Papul has confessed to bribing Kuwait officials, local media reported citing his statement given to the investigators.