Judicial

Samrat denied bail in graft case again

A Dhaka court on Thursday again turned down the bail petition of expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Al Asad Md Asifuzzaman, Judge of Dhaka Special Judge Court-6, rejected the bail petition after hearing.

The court has already granted bail in three of the four cases against Samrat.

On April 13, the court denied bail to Samrat in the case.

Samrat secured bail in drugs case on April 11 and in an arms case and a money laundering case on April 10.

Samrat has been undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital since November 24 last year.

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 the Arms and the Narcotics 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.

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.

Lastly, on November 26 last year, the investigation officer of the case, Jahangir Alam, submitted a charge sheet before the court.

Source: United News of Bangladesh