Mohammad Shahid Islam of Laxmipur-2 constituency, who lost his seat as a Member of Parliament, did not show any visible source of income in the data he gave to the Election Commission in 2016. But while in parliament, he was arrested by Kuwaiti police on charges of human trafficking, visa fraud, and money laundering.
Mohammad Shahid Islam has been charged by the Kuwaiti Criminal Investigation Agency with human trafficking and smuggling of about 53 million Kuwaiti dinars (about 1,400 crore rupees). He was then sentenced by a Kuwaiti criminal court to four years in prison.
In 2016, Mohammad Shahid Islam not only became an MP by force of money but also made his wife a member of the reserved seat. For this reason, information about huge money transactions was published in various media at that time. Everyone knows who was involved in this money transaction.
But the government or the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) did not take any action even though one information after another was published. This may be the reason why Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal did not know about his money laundering. If he had not been caught by the Kuwaiti government, he would have sat next to the finance minister today and listened to the discussion of the supplementary budget. He may even have spoken out against money laundering.
Jatiya Party MP Kazi Firoz Rashid and BNP MP Rumin Farhana have commented that a huge amount of money is being smuggled out of the country. They said this in the National Assembly on Monday. In response, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said, “Who are the money launderers? If they cooperate with that information, it will be easier for the finance minister to take action against the smugglers.”
Jatiya Party’s Kazi Firoz Rashid said the director of one bank was taking money from another bank. They are also sending money abroad through hundi. The court wanted a list of those who have built homes abroad. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has not yet given it.
Kazi Firoz Rashid demanded that the ACC open one office each in Canada, Malaysia, and Australia. PK Haldar took so much money! PK could not catch Haldar for nine minutes. So why didn’t you catch it nine hours ago? ‘
BNP MP Rumin Farhana said the public’s deposit money is in the bank. A class of people makes money from this in such a way that they know that they do not have to return the money at the time of taking it. More than one lakh crore rupees are smuggled abroad every year. These go through over-invoicing and under-invoicing. Outside of this, Allah knows how much the amount of hundi goes.
In reply, the finance minister said, “The hard-earned money of the people of the country will go abroad. As you think, so do I.” I am against irregularities, chaos. These need to be stopped. Even being closed. Many are in jail.
With an example, the finance minister said and used to come in the name of cement. One would come with the name of the other. Underinvoicing, over-invoicing is not the same as before. It cannot be said that it has stopped completely. However, it is not found in the newspapers as before.
After the Finance Minister’s statement, BNP MP Harunur Rashid said, “We have received information that low-quality bitumen has been sealed in the UAE.” Coffee seeds have come in the name of top seeds. In addition, stone-laden containers came from China. There are more such incidents.
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