Papul’s MP post was canceled
Kazi Shahid Islam Papul, an independent MP from Laxmipur-2 constituency, has been disqualified.
On Monday (February 22), the Parliament Secretariat issued a notification in this regard. He lost his seat in parliament after being convicted by a Kuwaiti court of human and money laundering.
He is the first MP in the history of Bangladesh to lose his post after being detained abroad and convicted of a criminal offense.
It is known that the speaker said. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury’s decision has taken away her MP post. Earlier, the Speaker discussed the matter with the concerned persons at the Parliament Secretariat. At that time, the copy of the verdict of Papul’s case sent from Kuwait was reviewed.
A copy of the 81-page judgment, written in Arabic and English, was sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Office of the Speaker of Parliament and the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday. According to the constitution, rules of procedure and law, he is no longer a member of parliament.
A Kuwaiti court sentenced Papul to four years in prison on January 26 in a money and human trafficking case. He was also fined 19 lakh Kuwaiti dinars or 53 crore rupees. Papul was arrested from his home in Kuwait on the night of June 6 last year. He was sentenced to seven and a half months of detention and three and a half months after the start of the trial.