Kuwait Judicial authority has denied the bail petition of Bangladesh lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam, widely known as Kazi Papul, and sent him to jail.
He is a member of parliament from Lakshmipur-2 constituency.
A senior assistant secretary of Bangladesh Embassy in Kuwait, unwilling to be named, confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Kuwait arrested him on charges of human trafficking and money laundering on Sunday.
Later on Sunday afternoon, he was sent to the public prosecution department of the country.
Meanwhile, Papul's wife Selina Islam, who is also a parliament member from a reserved seat, denied the matter earlier and told The Business Standard that a vested group is spreading rumour on his arrest.
"The media reports about the arrest of Kazi Shahid Islam Papul in Kuwait are not correct. He is not accused in any case there. The Kuwaiti government has summoned him to a government office or the CID to discuss his business as per their rules," Selina said.