Samrat in court, supporters protest demanding release

Sun Online Desk

15th October, 2019 01:12:30 printer

Samrat in court, supporters protest demanding release

Hundreds of Samrat's supporters have demonstrated blocking the main gate of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) court at Old Dhaka demanding release of expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat.

The protests began after Samrat was brought to the court premises for his remand hearing on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the demonstrators covered the court walls with posters demanding Samrat’s release and continued to chant slogans in the presence of law enforcement.

Samrat was hospitalized after falling sick at Keraniganj Central Jail. He was first taken to the CCU of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) at 7:35am on Tuesday, and then shifted to the NICVD in Agargaon at 7:55am the same day.

On October 6, RAB arrested Dhaka South Jubo League President Samrat, and his accomplice Arman from the Chauddagram upazila of Comilla, over their alleged involvement with illicit casino operations.