HC seeks BB files on MP Papul’s ‘exemption’ from money laundering
The court has fixed 24 January for the next hearing in the case
The High Court has sought the documents provided by the Bangladesh Bank (BB) regarding 'exemption' of Laxmipur-2 MP Kazi Shahid Islam Papul and his wife and daughter from money laundering.
BB deputy director Arefin Ahsan Mia had earlier issued documents stating that the allegation of money laundering against Papul and his wife and daughter had not been proved. He is currently denying this.
A HC bench of Justices Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Mohiuddin Shamim passed the order on Tuesday.
The court also asked why the acquittal documents (for Papul's wife and daughter) did not bear the signature of Mashiur Rahman, investigation officer and assistant director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
It has fixed 24 January for the next hearing in this case.
Lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan moved for the ACC, while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state.
He later told reporters, "The High Court has sought all the documents signed by Arefin Ahsan Miah, deputy director of Bangladesh Bank, which exempt Papul's wife, reserved women's seat MP Salina Islam and their daughter Wafa Islam."
The court has also sought the original documents to look into the money laundering case.
On November 11 last year, ACC Deputy Director Mohammad Salahuddin filed a case against Papul, his wife, daughter, and sister-in-law Jasmine Pradhan for laundering Tk148 crore.
Papul was arrested in Kuwait on 6 June last year on changes of human trafficking and money laundering. He is currently in prison in Kuwait.