The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has decided to initiate investigation into the allegations of money laundering and other corruptions against Lakshmipur-2 lawmaker Kazi Shahid Islam Papul.
Confirming the matter to The Business Standard, ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said, "There are several allegations have been raised against Kazi Shahid including taking commission from clients after giving them loans abusing his power as director of NRB Commercial Bank, amassing wealth illegally and money laundering."
The anti-graft commission already has a 173-page report on various allegations against the independent parliament member, Pranab Kumar added.
Kazi Shahid Islam, has been found reportedly involved in trafficking humans to Kuwait. He is managing director and chief executive officer of Marafie Kuwaitia Group of Companies, in Kuwait, Oman and Jordan.
Earlier on February 15, Daily Al-Qabas and Arab Times ran reports on Bangladeshi human traffickers including the parliamentarian.
The Kuwait Criminal Investigation Department (CID) claimed that a gang of three including the parliamentarian illegally earned nearly Tk14 billion by trafficking at least 20,000 Bangladeshis to Kuwait.
Another report said, Kazi Shahid gifted away five expensive cars to senior government officials in Kuwait so that he gets government contracts for the company he runs in the country.
However, speaking to local media, Kazi Shahid said, "This is a conspiracy against me locally and internationally for being elected an MP. I'm not involved in any criminal activities and have running been business with a good reputation."