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‘Casino Kingpin’ Samrat gets bail in graft case, no bar on release

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 11th May, 2022 11:27:59 AM
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A Dhaka court on Wednesday granted bail to expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in a corruption case filed on charges of siphoning around Tk 222 crore and channeling it to casinos in Singapore and Malaysia between 2011 and 2018.

Judge Al Asad Md Asifuzzaman of the Dhaka Special Judge Court-6 passed the order after a hearing on bail petition submitted by Samrat in the case.

With this bail order, there is no legal bar for his release as he was granted bail in other money laundering, arms and narcotics cases filed with Ramna Police Station in 2019 considering his long custody and health.

Samrat has been suffering from different ailments, including heart disease and he was in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for treatment for a long time, his lawyer said.

He had been in jail custody since October 6 of 2019.