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Govt receives verdict copy of MP Papul’s conviction in Kuwait

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said the government has received the copy of the verdict of Laxmipur-2 MP Mohammad Shahid Islam Papul’s conviction in Kuwait in a case filed for money laundering and human trafficking.

The minister said it to reporters after attending a program at Purbachal Club in Dhaka on Friday.

“We’ve received the 61-page verdict copy and it has been sent to the right place,” he said, assuring that action will be taken against Papul as per law of the land.

Responding to a question over the legality of Papul’s membership of Parliament, Momen said: “I’ve no comment on the matter. The Parliament will make the decision.”

Meanwhile, the High Court has fixed February 22 for hearing the rule issued challenging the legality of Papul’s MP post, who is now in a jail of Kuwait.

A Kuwait court on January 28 sentenced the Laxmipur-2 MP to four years’ jail in a case related to the above charges.

Papul was arrested in Kuwait in June last year in cases related to human trafficking, residency visa trading and money laundering. He was sent to prison there.


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