Laxmipur-2 MP Papul's seat vacated
Published : Monday, 22 February, 2021 at 5:53 PM Count : 315
The Parliament seat of Laxmipur-2 independent lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul has been vacated for providing false information to the Election Commission through his affidavit.
The Parliament Secretariat on Monday issued a gazette notification in this regard.
The gazette came into effect from January 28, 2021.
bdnews24.com adds : The gazette stated that Shahid Islam had been stripped of his parliamentary seat in line with Article 66 of the Constitution. Article 66 provides that a person shall be disqualified for election as, or for being, a member of parliament who has been, on conviction for a criminal offence involving moral turpitude, sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not less than two years, unless a period of five years has elapsed since his release.
Shahid, the MP of Lakshmipur-2 seat, was arrested in Kuwait on Jun 6 last year.
Besides human trafficking and money laundering, the Kuwaiti prosecutors charged him with torturing employees of his company, based on the complaints from five Bangladeshi nationals subjected to trafficking. The incident stirred a political furore in Kuwait.