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Expelled Jubo League leader Samrat gets bail in arms and money laundering cases

Expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat secured bail in an arms case and a money laundering case filed against him at the capital’s Ramna police station on Sunday.

Dhaka Metropolitan Special Tribunal-2 Judge Faysal Atik Bin Kader passed the order in the arms case and Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain passed the order in the money laundering case during hearings.

Samrat was produced in court for hearing on a remand appeal in the money laundering case on Sunday from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital.

On March 24, 2021, Mehedi Maksud, inspector of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police and investigation officer in the case appealed for three days in remand to interrogate Samrat in this case.

After that, the remand hearing was deferred several times as court activities were suspended during Covid-19 induced lockdown and Samrat was admitted to hospital for illness.

Advocate Ehsanul Haque Shomaji appeared for the accused while Public Prosecutor Azad Rahman opposed him representing the state during the hearing.

Advocate Ehsanul Haque Shomaji said, “Samrat got bail in two cases but there are two more cases filed against him. He can step out of jail after securing bail in narcotic and graft case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)”

On October 6 in 2019, Rab arrested Samrat and his associate Enamul Haque Arman from Chauddagram in Cumilla.

Rab later raided his Kakrail office on that day. Huge quantities of foreign liquor, pistols, and two hides of kangaroo were seized from his office.

He was later sentenced by a mobile court to six months in prison under the Wildlife Conservation Act and was sent to jail the same day.

On October 7, Abdul Khaleque, Deputy Assistant Director of Rab-1 filed two cases against Samrat at Ramna police station under arms and narcotic act. Arman was also made accused in the narcotic case.

On November 4, Shekhar Chandra Mallik, Sub Inspector of Rab-1 submitted a charge sheet against Samrat in the arms case.

On November 12, ACC filed a case against him for acquiring assets worth Tk 2.94 crore beyond his known sources of income.

Lastly, on September 12, 2020, Rashedur Rahman, Sub-Inspector of CID filed a case against him at Ramna police station for laundering Tk 195 crore to Malaysia and Singapore.

Source: United News of Bangladesh