Papul was arrested in Kuwait in June in cases related to human trafficking, residency visa trading, and money laundering
A Dhaka court has ordered to freeze 617 bank accounts of MP Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul, the independent lawmaker from Laxmipur 2 constituency, and three others in a graft case.
The others accused is the case are Papul's wife Selina Islam, their daughter Wafa Islam, and Papul's sister-in-law Jesmin Prodhan.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka passed the order after Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Deputy Director Mohammad Salahuddin, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted a petition.
Additional Public Prosecutor Taposh Kumar Pal confirmed the matter.
Earlier on November 11, the ACC filed a case against the four persons on charges of money laundering and amassing illegal wealth.
The couple's daughter Wafa Islam and Papul's sister-in-law Jesmin Akhter were made accused of facilitating illegal transactions worth Tk148 crore on behalf of the couple, and concealing information about properties worth around Tk2.31 crore.
MP Papul is currently in Kuwait jail.
He was arrested in Kuwait in June in cases related to human trafficking, residency visa trading, and money laundering. He was sent to prison there.
The public prosecutor of Kuwait had approached the Central Bank to freeze his bank accounts. The financial balance of the company amounts to about 5 million Kuwaiti dinars, including 3 million dinars as the company’s capital.