Kuwait arrests army general for taking bribe from Bangladesh MP

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:34, Jul 12,2020


Major General Sheikh Mazen Al Jarrah

The Assistant Under-Secretary of Kuwait’s interior ministry, Major General Sheikh Mazen Al Jarrah was detained on Friday on charges of bribery, Gulf News reported quoting Al Qabas newspaper

Al Jarrah is being charged with accepting bribes from Mohammed Shahid Islam, a Bangladeshi MP, in exchange for fast-tracking transactions for the MP’s businesses.

The public prosecution issued a warrant against Al Jarrah on Thursday, after it received information that Al Jarrah is a suspect in the Bangladeshi MP case.

Shahid Islam, who was arrested on June 7, is now  in Kuwait jail as the Kuwait authorities have launched extensive investigations on allegations of human trafficking, money laundering and fraud related to the employment of workers in his company, violating the residency laws and bribery.

According to a report by Al Qabas, 20,000 Bangladeshi workers were brought to Kuwait by Islam, in exchange for more than 50 million Kuwaiti dinars (Dh596 million).



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