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Human trafficking: ACC launches inquiry against Lakshmipur 2 MP

  • Published at 05:36 pm February 26th, 2020
Mohammad Shahid Islam
Mohammad Shahid Islam Collected

The lawmaker of Lakshmipur 2 constituency is also the director of NRB Commercial Bank Limited

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has launched an inquiry against Lakshmipur lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam over the allegations of amassing Tk1,400 crore by trafficking humans to Kuwait and other countries.

Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Paplu, a lawmaker of Lakshmipur 2 constituency, is also the director of NRB Commercial Bank Limited.

The decision was taken by the national anti-graft body at its regular meeting in Dhaka on Wednesday.

An ACC official confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

A letter, signed by ACC Director Mohammad Abdul Awal, was sent to the lawmaker which accused him of various corruptions, including amassing illegally money, human trafficking and unlawful loan allocation to customers.

The decision came 10 days after Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, also the ruling party's general secretary, said the Anti-Corruption Commission will be asked to investigate the matter, reiterating Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s stance against corruption.

“Legal measures will be taken if there is any complaint of corruption [against Shahid Islam],” he added.

According to media reports in Kuwait, security authorities in the country are looking for a Bangladeshi parliamentarian who is allegedly involved in illegal visa trading.

The parliamentarian is believed to have gifted five expensive cars to senior government officials in Kuwait to get government contracts for the company he runs over there, the reports added.