MP Shimul, wife bought property in Canada

Md Rezaul Chowdhury is a social welfare activist from Natore. He submitted a High Court application yesterday stating that Shafiul Islam Shimul, an Awami League lawmaker, and Shamima Sultana Jannati had purchased property in Canada, including a luxury residence.

He claimed that the property was illegally purchased in Scarborough, Toronto.

However, their names were not included in the dual citizen list -- submitted to HC, he stated in the application.

Rezaul, the president of Sunrise Samaj Kalyan Sangstha in Natore was a social welfare organization. He asked the HC for permission to be a party to suo muto (voluntary rule) issued by the court on November 22nd last year.

Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder of the HC asked Rezaul for the documents to support the allegations by swearing affidavit.

Rezaul was also requested by the HC bench to provide the documents to both the Anti-Corruption Commission (AC) and the State Council.

Hearing on the suo muto rule was rescheduled until the submission of documents by the bench.

Lawyers Abdur Razzak, Md Belal Hossain and lawyer Khurshid Khan represented Rezaul. During the hearing, Khurshid Alam Khan was representing the ACC while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented state.

The report contained names and addresses for 13,931 Bangladeshi citizens with dual citizenships or dual passports. It was sent to the attorney general's Office on March 31.

The officials mentioned in the report the current addresses of 13931 Bangladeshi nationals living at home and abroad.

Later, the report was placed before HC.

The HC requested a list of addresses and names of Bangladeshi citizens with dual citizenship and passports on December 21, 2013. This was to identify those who had bought or constructed houses in other countries by laundering money.


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