A court has ordered the freezing of 53 bank accounts of eight people, including Laxmipur-2 MP Kazi Shahidul Islam Papul, in a money laundering case.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayesh passed the order on Sunday (December 27th) following a CID application.
The other accused whose bank accounts have been frozen are Papul’s sister-in-law Jasmine Pradhan, daughter Wafa Islam, brother Kazi Badrul Alam Liton, private employee Mohammad Sadiqur Rahman Monir, Jasmine Pradhan’s company JW Lilabali, Kazi Badrul Al Liton’s proprietary company Job Bank International and the company’s manager. Golam Mostafa and 5-6 more unidentified persons.
Additional Public Prosecutor of the concerned court Tapas Kumar Pal confirmed the information. Earlier, the same court had directed to freeze 617 bank accounts of 4 people including Kazi Sahid Islam Papul and seize 92 scheduled immovable properties on the basis of the ACC’s application.
The statement of case came to the court on Wednesday (December 23). Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury directed the CID to investigate the case and submit a report. On December 22, CID Assistant Superintendent of Police (Organized Crime) Alamin filed a money laundering case with the capital’s Paltan police station.
According to the statement, the accused are human traffickers. They have earned 38 crore 23 lakh 40 thousand 567 taka illegally at different times. With which Papul and his daughter’s organization are involved.