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Court grants permanent bail to Samrat in drug case

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  • 11th April, 2022 12:53:56 PM
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Court grants permanent bail to Samrat in drug case

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A Dhaka court has granted permanent bail to suspended Juba League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in another case filed under Narcotics Control Act.

Judge Tehsin Iftekhar of Dhaka 7th Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge passed the bail order on Monday upon a bond of Tk 10,000 with two guarantors.

Earlier, the lawyer of Samrat moved the bail petition on health grounds.

On Sunday, two Dhaka courts granted bail to Samrat in arms and money laundering cases.

However, Samrat will not be able to walk out of jail as he is yet to get bail in a graft case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), said Samrat’s counsel.

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.