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Top MoI official, ex-poll candidate, senior PAM official to be queried in Bangladeshi MP case

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: The Public Prosecution continues to investigate the case of the Bangladeshi resident, Shahid Islam, who is also known as ‘Pablo’ and is a Member of Parliament in Bangladesh, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

The Prosecution yesterday, listened to the testimony of a former MP who is a suspect in the case but decided to release him on personal guarantee. The Prosecution also listened to the testimony of a well-known businessman in his capacity as a witness. Informed sources told the daily, the investigations with the former MP continued for nearly four hours non-stop, as the Public Prosecution charged him with bribery and helping to complete illegal transactions of the company owned by Pablo in partnership with a Kuwaiti, but the accused is said to have denied in detail the accusations.

The sources added the Prosecution is waiting for the Parliament to lift the immunity of two MPs to listen to their testimonies and based on the investigations with them they will be dealt with accordingly.

The sources say the Prosecution is expecting them to be interrogated during the next week after the lifting of the immunity. It is noteworthy to mention next Sunday, the Assistant Undersecretary for Training Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah, and a former candidate who contested the National Assembly elections from the Fourth Constituency, and a senior official from the Public Manpower Authority, will appear before the Sentences Renewal Judge in the ‘Pablo’ case.

The judge had confronted the suspects during the previous session with the facts concerning human trafficking, money laundering, abuse of influence and bribery, but they have denied the charges filed against them by the Public Prosecution.

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