A Dhaka court on Tuesday took the charges against expelled Dhaka South Jubo League President Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat into cognisance in two cases filed under arms and narcotics control acts.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Special Tribunal-1 of Dhaka passed order after scrutinizing case dockets and other relevant documents in presence of Samrat at the courtroom.The court fixed November 30 for hearing on charge framing against the accused in the cases.
The court also rejected Samrat's bail petitions after his lawyer moved those on medical grounds.
Meantime, hundreds of Samrat's supporters demonstrated blocking the main gate of Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judges' Court demanding release of Samrat.
The protests began after Samrat was brought to the court premises on Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, the demonstrators chanted slogans in the presence of law enforcement.
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.