The ACC said Papul allegedly allocated loans to several clients of the NRB Commercial Bank unlawfully and was involved in money laundering activities
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday summoned Lakshmipur-2 constituency lawmaker Md Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul's wife Selina Islam and her sister Jasmin Prodhan to appear before it on July 22.
Selina Islam is also an independent lawmaker of a reserved seat for women.
"For proper investigation into the allegations against Kazi Papul, it is necessary to listen to what Selina Islam and Jasmin Prodhan have to say in this regard," said an ACC notice.
Sayed Iqbal Hossain, director of ACC confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.
According to the ACC notice, Papul allegedly allocated loans to several clients of the NRB Commercial Bank illegally and was involved in money laundering activities. He also has hundreds of crores of taka earned from unknown sources.
"If Selina and Jasmin fail to appear at the ACC headquarter on July 22, it would mean that they do not have anything to say regarding the accusations against Papul," reads the notice.
Meanwhile, Major General Sheikh Mazen Al Jarrah, the assistant under-secretary of Kuwait's Ministry of Interior, was detained on Friday for allegedly accepting bribe from Papul.
Al Jarrah is being charged with accepting bribes from Papul in exchange for fast-tracking transactions for his businesses, reported local newspaper the Al Qabas.
Kuwait public prosecution issued a warrant against Al Jarrah on Thursday, after receiving information that he is a suspect in the Kazi Papul case.
Earlier, on June 30 Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Anas Al-Saleh issued a decree suspending Major General Mazen Al-Jarrah for allegedly accepting bribe from Papul.
Papul, also the managing director and chief executive officer of Marafie Kuwaitia Group, was arrested by Kuwaiti CID on June 6 this year over human trafficking, money laundering and bribing charges.
He is currently being detained in Kuwait's central prison and will remain there till July 19.
A Kuwait court has asked the authorities to produce other Bangladeshis and Kuwaitis arrested on charges of human trafficking, money laundering, bribery and illegal visa trading before the court during the hearing.
Meanwhile in Bangladesh, the independent lawmaker from Lakshmipur-2 constituency and his three associates were sued over human trafficking charges.
A case has been filed against Papul and his associates with Motijheel police station in Dhaka on July 7.