Kuwait's public prosecutors are investigating four more officials for their alleged involvement in human trafficking and money laundering with Bangladeshi MP Md Shahid Islam aka Kazi Papul.
Among the four, two are in-charge of the Kuwaiti Public Authority for Manpower, a colonel in the Ministry of Interior and the owner of a company, reports Arab Times.
As of June 19, the number of people under investigation rose to nine and the number is expected to increase as investigations continue.
As per the new information and evidence, new leads have come up in the case of all those cooperated with Papul in human trafficking and money laundering.
According to sources, those who received bribes and gifts to please or do official work related to Papul will be arrested and brought under investigation.
On June 7, Kazi Shahid Islam Papul, a ruling party lawmaker from Laxmipur-2 constituency, was arrested by the Kuwait CID.
The judge of Mushrif magistrate court sent him to jail denying his bail plea on the same day. And, the court denied his bail plea three times as of June 10.
At least 11 migrant workers testified against the parliamentarian in the Kuwait court. The Kuwait CID detained them and sent them back to Bangladesh after recording their statements.