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617 bank accounts of Bangladeshi MP frozen

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: A special criminal court in Dhaka, Bangladesh has ordered to freeze 617 bank accounts belonging to arrested Bangladeshi MP in Kuwait, which were being used by his number of assistants who were transferring money gained from human trafficking and other illegal activities over the years. 

The decision to freeze accounts was issued by  Judge K. M. Amruul Kaysh  on evidence provided by the criminal investigator, Muhammad Salahuddin who is an director of anti-corruption commission investigating into the case.

It is estimated that frozen accounts have between 15 to 17 million USD most of the money came in from human trafficking activities to Kuwait and other Gulf countries. The court has responded to dozens of requests which were filed to confiscate 30 acres of agricultural land and luxury apartments and real estate in one of Dhaka’s prime areas.

The court judge approved a petition to release Bangladeshi MPs wife  and daughter on a bail  in the graft case, others are being tried.

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